A welcome visitor to the garden

This butterfly was in the garden this evening:

Orchard Swallowtail Butterfly

Orchard Swallowtail Butterfly

A few weeks back I was puzzled by what this was:

Australian Bird Shit Caterpillar

After some research it turned out to be the caterpillar of the Orchard Swallowtail Butterfly or the more affectionately named Australian Bird Shit caterpillar ;-)

http://www.whatsthatbug.com/2007/01/04/ … butterfly/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Papilio_aegeus

I’m not sure if the butterfly is from the caterpillar I saw but either way you have to say that is quite a transformation!

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