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rajesh
Feb 25, 2017 10:18 AM CST
Can you recognize what type of insect is this?
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on curry leaf tree, India

Name: Myriam
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bonitin
Feb 25, 2017 10:27 AM CST
I think this is the one you're looking for Rajesh..
http://the-urban-gardener.blog...
Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Feb 25, 2017 10:36 AM CST
Hi rajesh, that appears to be the caterpillar of a Swallowtail Butterfly! Some Murraya trees are host plants for the larvae of butterflies. It feeds on the leaves but won't harm it, although the tree may look a little ugly for awhile.

http://www.ifoundbutterflies.o...
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Name: Lin
Florida Zone 9b, 10a

Region: United States of America Deer Region: Florida Charter ATP Member Million Pollinator Garden Challenge I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Garden Procrastinator Birds Butterflies Bee Lover Hummingbirder Container Gardener
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plantladylin
Feb 25, 2017 10:42 AM CST
Images of the Caterpillar are shown on these pages:
http://www.ifoundbutterflies.o...
http://www.bubuleps.com/Papili...
~ Playing in the dirt is my therapy ... and I'm in therapy a lot! ~


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