Monday, May 21, 2012


The caterpillar of an Orchard Swallowtail is a noisy chewer, on the early stages the larva resembles a bird dropping, it later changes into a camouflaged green. Who could ever tell that from a bird-dropping-looking tiny creature an amazing butterfly will later develop?


  1. love the butterfly... beautiful!

  2. Beautifully painted and acutely observed.

  3. Lovely sketches as always Matteo. It always amazes me that caterpillars and butterflies are even related nevermind the same creature. Usually the caterpillar is ugly but we have one that I think is beautiful. It's the blue swallowtail and it eats dill and fennel so I plant enough for both of us.


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