Gardening for Butterflies, Birds and Bees forum: Whose caterpillar is this one?

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Name: KadieD
Oceania, Mariana Islands (Zone 11b)
Wet Tropical AHS Zone 12
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Rainbow
Sep 21, 2016 8:46 PM CST
It's a beauty, but I have absolutely no idea who the mother is. I found it munching on the leaves of an adenium.
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Name: Melanie
Lutz, Florida (Zone 9b)
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mellielong
Sep 22, 2016 12:19 PM CST
Looks kind of like this one: https://www.flickr.com/photos/...
Name: KadieD
Oceania, Mariana Islands (Zone 11b)
Wet Tropical AHS Zone 12
Adeniums Tropicals Morning Glories Container Gardener Seed Starter Garden Ideas: Level 1
Dog Lover Cat Lover Bee Lover Vegetable Grower Butterflies Permaculture
Image
Rainbow
Sep 22, 2016 1:19 PM CST
Thanks, Melanie! Hurray! Thumbs up It is the caterpillar of:
Nymphalid Crow Butterfly (Euploea sp., Nymphalidae)

I took this pic last year when a butterfly was hovering around one of my first adenium flowers grown from seed. It is the largest butterfly I have seen here. The pic shows only the right wing.
Thumb of 2016-09-22/Rainbow/45508c

Name: Melanie
Lutz, Florida (Zone 9b)
Butterflies Enjoys or suffers hot summers Hummingbirder Birds Bee Lover Bookworm
Region: Florida Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Bromeliad Native Plants and Wildflowers Plant Identifier Salvias
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mellielong
Sep 22, 2016 6:21 PM CST
Wow! Cool caterpillar and beautiful butterfly! Thumbs up

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