Subject: Black chrysalis found on the ground
Geographic location of the bug: Georgia
Time: 06:19 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman: Hi! My husband and I encountered this chrysalis while raking some growth under a tree. We’re not entirely sure if it fell from the tree or if it came from the ground.
How you want your letter signed: Lori and Chris Catalina
Dear Lori and Chris,
This sure looks to us like an Imperial Moth pupa. The adult Imperial Moth is a beautiful, large, yellow and maroon moth that does not feed as an adult, and generally only lives a few days, long enough to mate and procreate.