We found this caterpillar
in our back yard. Because of it's rather unusual looks, I took
some photos of it.
We have been told that this
caterpillar will become a butterfly, and is probably a Red-Spotted
Purple or a White Admiral, and possibly a Viceroy (although it
is less likely a Viceroy at this latitude - in Calgary, Alberta,
Canada). Apparently the caterpillars of these three butterflies
are almost identical.
I have also read that these
caterpillars look like bird droppings to deter birds from eating
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