SOUTH AUSTRALIAN BUTTERFLIES

Papilio anactus W.S. Macleay  (Dingy Swallowtail)

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First instar larva immediately after emerging from egg

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First instar larva about to moult

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Second instar larva soon after moulting

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Third instar larvae. 
The larva at the bottom has just completed a moult and the head is still yellow, which soon turns black 

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Fourth instar larva

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Fifth and final instar larva

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Prepupal larvae

Head to the left in all photographs

Top photograph by R. Fisher, others by R. Grund