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Chrysalis June 16, 2016

Posted by stinawp in Uncategorized.
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One of my caterpillar host plants had a very striking chrysalis hanging on it for about a week and a half. On June 6, it looked like this:

PV16 06-04-2016 NIKON (4017)

and from the side, it looked an awful lot like a slightly wilted leaf

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By the 14th, the colors had changed and it was pretty obvious that it was some sort of swallowtail butterfly:

PV16 06-14-2016 (26395)

On the 15th, it was gone. I assume it had emerged and was flying around.

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