Horton Creek Loop Hike
September 7, 2008
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A colorful Black Swallowtail caterpillar (Papilio polyxenes). If you come across one of these I recommend that you not pick it up. When bothered this caterpillar will releases a foul smell from a gland called an osmetrium. The odor will remain on your fingers for sometime.
Horton Creek Loop Hike: Image 10