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African Monarch Chrysalis

Danaus chrysippus

Description:

a chrysalis with a small hole, possibly "what is left after a parasitoid fly larvae exits a monarch chrysalis. A parasitoid insect lays its eggs in, on, or near a host, and the larvae then consume the host, often while it is still alive."

Habitat:

the chrysalis was formed on a watering bottle in our garden which has a Sodom Apple tree (Calotropis procera) that has hosted hundreds of monarch larvae in the last several months


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Bernadette S
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Bernadette S

Egypt

Lat: 28.51, Long: 34.51

Spotted on May 12, 2013
Submitted on May 12, 2013

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