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Banner, Bluewing, Eighty-eight, or Purplewing butterfly chrysalis

Family Biblidinae


There are several interesting things about this cocoon. First, it was standing upright, instead of hanging down as usual. Second, it mimics a sewed leaf, similar to those made by spiders, very common in the area. Third, what seems to be a hole in the middle part of its back is, actually, a darker surface, which gives the viewer the impression of emptiness. I am really curious about this one, I'll try to find out what comes out from it.

1 species ID suggestions

Banner, Bluewing, Eighty-eight, or Purplewing
Biblidinae Crisalida | Project Noah


Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 2 years ago

Very interesting! Glad you did not miss it!

ceherzog 2 years ago

What a neat chrysalis! I have noticed Monarch chrysalids spinning about.

LuisStevens 2 years ago

Amazing Sergio

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 3 years ago

very curious - let's know what comes out of it asergio..

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 3 years ago

Thank you, EarlyStages.

Curitiba, Paraná, Brazil

Lat: -25.44, Long: -49.25

Spotted on Feb 21, 2012
Submitted on Feb 22, 2012

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