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Subject:  Common Buckeye, maybe
Geographic location of the bug:  Southeastern New Mexico
Date: 10/28/2017
Time: 05:54 PM EDT
I found this guy flitting around in my yard.  He landed in the grass and posed for several pictures.  I thought he was perfect for fall – brown, orange, cream, along with great eyespots.  Looking on your site, I found the Common Buckeye, they looked like a match.  For all that it is a “common” butterfly, I don’t recall seeing one before.  It looked like your last Common Buckeye submission was from a few years ago, so I thought I’d send it in.
How you want your letter signed:  Curious

Common Buckeye

Dear Curious,
We believe this is a Common Buckeye, but according to BugGuide, the similar looking Tropical Buckeye is also found New Mexico.

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Subject:  Query regarding a thingamajig bug
Geographic location of the bug:  IN North India
Date: 10/15/2017
Time: 05:06 AM EDT
I plucked this thing from my mango tree and now I want to know more about it .
How you want your letter signed:  Ayush

Baron Butterfly Chrysalis

Dear Ayush,
This is such a geometrically angular butterfly chrysalis, that we were very excited to attempt to identify it.  Thanks so much for indicating the food plant is mango, because we quickly identified this Baron Butterfly chrysalis, 
Euthalia aconthea, thanks to Alamy.  According to Daily Mail:  “The species is common in Singapore and is usually found on mango tree leaves and is sometimes considered a pest. Eventually, the caterpillar metamorphosizes into a butterfly, via a green, leaf-like chrysalis.”  According to Butterflies of Singapore:  “Eight days later, the pupa becomes considerably darkened, especially in the wing case area, signaling the end of the development of the adult still encased within. The next day, the adult butterfly emerges.”

Baron Butterfly Chrysalis

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Subject:  What moth/butterfly does this chrysalis belong to?
Geographic location of the bug:  Baltimore Maryland
Date: 10/11/2017
Time: 04:15 PM EDT
Hello this chrysalis has been hanging from one of the main entrance doors to our school here in Baltimore Maryland.  It is fascinating!  What is it?  Thank you in advance for your time and reply.
How you want your letter signed:  Nathan Glenn

Chrysalis of a Variegated Fritillary

Dear Nathan,
This beautiful chrysalis is that of a Variegated Fritillary,
Euptoieta claudia, which you may verify by comparing it to this BugGuide image.

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Subject:  Caterpillar
Geographic location of the bug:  Mason County Texas
Date: 10/06/2017
Time: 08:27 PM EDT
Please identify if possible.
How you want your letter signed:  Kay kay

Pre-Pupal Gulf Fritillary Caterpillar

Dear Kay kay,
Is there a passionflower vine nearby?  This is a pre-pupal Gulf Fritillary Caterpillar.

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Subject:  Chrysalis
Geographic location of the bug:  Hampton, VA
Date: 10/04/2017
Time: 05:22 PM EDT
Found this guy on my front porch. I’ve seen similar shaped ones but not same color.
How you want your letter signed:  Elissa S.

Red Spotted Purple Chrysalis

Dear Elissa,
This looks to us like the chrysalis of a Red Spotted Purple based on this BugGuide image and this BugGuide image.

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Subject:  What is going on here?
Geographic location of the bug:  Central Virginia
Date: 09/05/2017
Time: 03:23 PM EDT
Hello, what exactly is going on here, and what insect am I looking at? A very pretty green with gold sparkles!
How you want your letter signed:  Caroline

Monarch Chrysalis

Dear Caroline,
This is a the chrysalis or pupa of a Monarch Butterfly.  The Greek and Latin origins of the word chrysalis is gold, referring to the gold flecks often seen on many chrysalides, including the image you submitted.  When eclosion time nears, the orange wings of the Monarch Butter are visible through the exoskeleton.

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