Beautiful Australian Butterfly Chrysalis: Common Crow

What is this cocoon?
I discovered this casing this morning on a bougainvilliea plant in my garden. I’m in Sydney, Australia. No idea what it is, never seen anything as shiny as this before. I really didn’t think it was real at first.

Hi Caroline,
Offhand, we don’t know what species of butterfly your beautiful Chrysalis will become. Perhaps we can find out with a bit of research.

I have been trying to find out about it, and think this is it! Turns out it is very common. Very strange then that anyone I’ve asked has never seen one before (of course we’ve seen the butterfly though). I THINK it’s the Oleander Butterfly or Common Crow.

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