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Monarch Butterfly Chrysalis

Danaus plexippus (pupa)

Description:

I believe this to be a male chrysalis. Added a third shot to show gender. Stunning colours -- one of nature marvels!

Habitat:

Milkweed on the side of a rural highway.

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8 Comments

TKBotting
TKBotting 9 years ago

Thanks Gerry and Wendy!

GerryBates
GerryBates 9 years ago

Great spotting: beautiful series!

Wonderful series!

TKBotting
TKBotting 9 years ago

It is possible to tell gender from the chysalis! I've added a third picture that shows that this is a male!

MrsPbio
MrsPbio 9 years ago

Wow... I didn't know you could sex a monarch chrysalis! Fascinating.

Here's what I found:
http://www.mymonarchguide.com/2008/09/is...

Harsha Singh
Harsha Singh 9 years ago

Amazing!

Atul
Atul 9 years ago

Superb spotting !!!

YurianaMartínez
YurianaMartínez 9 years ago

so beautifull!

TKBotting
Spotted by
TKBotting

Ontario, Canada

Spotted on Jul 8, 2012
Submitted on Sep 30, 2012

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