February 27, 2010
never seen one of these before hanging off my fence maybe you could help identify it
cairns north queensland australia
We were struck by the similarity in appearance between your chrysalis and that of a Monarch Butterfly, so we did a quick web search for the Chrysalis of a Common Crow, a related species found in Australia. The image that popped up from the Australian Museum website is nearly identical to your image. The Oz Animals website has nice images of the adult and caterpillar as well as this distinctive chrysalis of the Common Crow, Euploea core.