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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 10 years ago

Thanks Gerry and Wendy!

GerryBates
GerryBates 10 years ago

Great spotting: beautiful series!

Wendy Sherratt Hogan
Wendy Sherratt Hogan 10 years ago

Wonderful series!

TKBotting
TKBotting 10 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 10 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 10 years ago

Amazing!

Atul
Atul 10 years ago

Superb spotting !!!

YurianaMartínez
YurianaMartínez 10 years ago

so beautifull!

TKBotting
Spotted by
TKBotting

Ontario, Canada

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

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