Subject: Weird Caterpillar?
September 21, 2013 4:03 pm
Me and my friend found this what we think is a caterpillar. I have done so much research and can not seem to figure out what is it. Please help!
Signature: Thank you, Erica
This looks to us like the Chrysalis of a Variegated Fritillary, Euptoieta claudia, and it should eventually produce a lovely orange and black adult Variegated Fritillary. The chrysalis is a dormant state in the metamorphosis of a butterfly. The mobile caterpillar feeds, and when it has reached the proper size and age, it molts into a stationary chrysalis where it rests until the adult butterfly emerges.