Subject: Query regarding a thingamajig bug
Geographic location of the bug: IN North India
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
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.”