Can you ID me?
Can you please help me identify this “thing”…. I live in Coconut Creek, Florida and saw this on one of my Jasmine plants that I recently brought home from the nursery (bonus!!). I’ve searched the internet far and wide but … just haven’t come across anything that looks like this. Can you help ID me? Thanks so much!
PS – LOVE your website.
This is the Chrysalis of a large yellow butterfly known as the Cloudless Sulphur, Phoebis sennae, sometimes called the Senna Sulphur, though it might also be from a close relative, the Orange Barred Sulphur, Phoebis philea.
Update on Comment:
November 7, 2011 8:47 am
Of course I could be wrong, but after having raised thousands of sulphurs, the color isn’t right. The dark spot where the pupa narrows is one sign. The general color is another. Normally they are one color pretty much all over.
http://www.butterflyfunfacts.com/images/cloudlesssulphur5colorpupae6.jpg Brown in these pupae is a bad sign. Yellow wings show through, not beige or brown. There can be a coral colored chrysalis but not this ‘dirty’ look.
http://www.butterflyfunfacts.com/images/cloudlesssulphurchrysalisorange6.jpg I learn more everytime I visit your site. Thank you!
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