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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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Subject:  Request ID
Geographic location of the bug:  Sanjay Van, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi, India
Date: 09/02/2017
Time: 11:18 AM EDT
Request ID please
How you want your letter signed:  Aparna Laad

Nymphalidae Chrysalis

Dear Aparna,
This is the chrysalis of a Brush-Footed Butterfly in the family Nymphalidae.  We will attempt a species identification for you, but chrysalis identifications are not easy to make.

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Subject: Red Spotted Purple Caterpillar
Location: High Springs, Fl.
August 15, 2017 3:10 pm
Just wanted to share these photos of a Red Spotted Purple caterpillar that was on my wild cherry tree. My husband got me the tree so that I could have the butterflies but we get very few of them. Their survival rate is low on our property due to so many predators. For protection the next ones to show up are going into the habitat with cuttings . They do become gorgeous butterflies.
Signature: Elizabeth

Red Spotted Purple Caterpillar

Dear Elizabeth,
Thanks so much for sending in your images of a Red Spotted Purple Caterpillar.  We agree that the Red Spotted Purple is a gorgeous butterfly, and sometime back we waxed philosophically that it might be the prettiest North American butterfly.

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