P. indra fordi Immatures Photos

Photos from this gallery represent immatures of Papilio indra fordi from the Granite Mountains, San Bernardino, California. Eggs and caterpillars were located on 16 Apr 2005.

This is a spring flying butterfly that flies in conjunction with timely winter precipitation in the Mojave Desert. This butterfly uses Cymopterus panamintensis var. acutifolius as larval food plant.

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