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Subject: Beautiful chrysalis
Location: Belleville, MI
May 24, 2015 4:17 pm
Dear Bugman: Wanted to share my son’s photo of a beautiful chrysalis he found. It was on a sign in an area park. Never seen one so beautifully patterned. We looked it up and found similar pictures and believe this will become a Baltimore Checkerspot butterfly.
Signature: MI Bugmama

Baltimore Checkerspot Chrysalis

Baltimore Checkerspot Chrysalis

Dear MI Bugmama,
We are in total agreement with you that this is the chrysalis of the Baltimore Checkerspot,
Euphydryas phaeton, and you can see that it is a perfect match for this BugGuide image.

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination
Location: Belleville, Michigan

One Response to Baltimore Checkerspot Chrysalis

  1. Katie says:

    What a cool and unusual find – baltimore checkerspots are supposed to be quite rare in their namesake area of Maryland. I live in Maryland about an hour from Baltimore and have never seen one. Apparently they have experienced a steep decline partly because of a lack of native plants that the larvae need to feed on.

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