Swallowtail Butterfly Caterpillar

A Swallowtail Butterfly Caterpillar (Papilio Machaon Caterpillar) climbs its way up a flower in this small canvas painting. The bright colors in this artwork are eye-catching and sure to liven up any space.

swallowtail caterpillar painting
Swallowtail Butterfly (Papilio Machaon) Caterpillar © Copyright 2022 – Present


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Details & Description

Title: Swallowtail Butterfly Caterpillar
Size: 6″ w x 8″ h
Canvas Type: Gallery Wrap Stretched Canvas
Frame: Unframed; Ready to Hang
Signed: On the front 
COA: Signed Certificate of Authenticity

A one-of-a-kind insect art painting of the Papilio Machaon Caterpillar (commonly known as the Swallowtail Butterfly Caterpillar). The yellow and black striped caterpillar wiggles and climbs its way up a stalk of Queen Ann’s Lace. Hand-painted and signed in the lower left corner on high-quality 6×8 inch canvas by insect artist Teresa Bernard.

Swallowtail Butterfly Caterpillar is a smaller artwork painted by hand on gallery wrap stretched canvas. Its scaled-down size makes it ideal for locations that are cramped or constrained. Because the composition wraps around the edges of the canvas, it does not need to be framed before being displayed. However, if you choose to have it framed, it will look fantastic.

©️ teresabernardart.com is a copyright watermark and is used for online purposes only. It is not present on the actual canvas panting.

Artist Comments

I saw this little caterpillar one day and thought it would be a fun painting to do. Its colorful stripes and long body is what caught my attention. Someday soon this little insect will transform into a beautiful Swallowtail Butterfly.

Some Interesting Facts about Caterpillars

Are caterpillars insects?
Yes. Caterpillars, like their parent butterflies or moths, are insects. The caterpillar’s only job is to eat. It can grow and expand its size more than 1,000 times while eating before metamorphosing into a moth or butterfly.

Caterpillars have twelve eyes.
A caterpillar has twelve tiny eyes called stemmata; six on each side of its head. One would think that a creature with so many eyes would have excellent vision, but not in this case. Their tiny eyes only aid in distinguishing between light and dark.

Caterpillars have a huge number of muscles in their bodies.
The muscles in a caterpillar far outnumber those in humans. A caterpillar has 4,000 muscles, while humans have 650. They rely on these muscles to move because they do not have any bones inside them.

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