Shiny bright green Chrysalis in wood pile
Location: Fairfield, Maine, Somerset County
September 9, 2010 4:34 pm
I found two odd and pretty looking things attached to some logs while splitting wood. I took a few photos for i.d. and moved them to a safer area. Do you know what will come from these? One was loose, but the other was attached by some sort of filaments attached to a black ”thing.” The woodpile was mostly hardwood, maybe a few pine in there. the area was adjacent to a large milkweed field where I had previously seen dozens of Monarch caterpillars feeding…maybe these are monarchs chrysalis? They also look like a cicada’s wings might be inside…
Signature: James R
YOur theory that this is the Chrysalis of a Monarch Butterfly is absolutely correct.
September 10, 2010
Hi Daniel, thanks a lot!
To complete the “story” here are some pics of the caterpillars and an adult, maybe female, that I saw earlier this summer.
Thanks for rounding out the stages of the Monarch Butterfly Metamorphosis for us. This will also contribute to our Milkweed Meadow tag.