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Daniel, I found a chrysalis
Location: South Pasadena, CA
March 17, 2011 10:49 pm
I continue to have monarch caterpillars on the milkweed. Not so many – just two or three at a time. I’ve kept looking for a chrysalis, and I thought real hard about taking caterpillars captive. This morning I noticed the narcissus leaves looking droopy, and I was going to bundle them up. When I saw this! Hanging off the leaves. It’s smaller than I would have thought – smaller than a full grown caterpillar, and much smaller than a butterfly. I couldn’t get a very good picture, but wanted to share anyway. Fitting that it’s green.
Signature: Barbara

Monarch Chrysalis

Hi Barbara,
Thanks so much for sending us your photo of a Monarch Chrysalis.  It is nice to hear your garden is supporting a healthy Monarch population.  Often caterpillars leave a food plant to pupate.

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination
Location: California
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