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Mourning Cloak Chrysalis

Nymphalis antiopa

Description:

The creation of the chrysalis. This one unfortunately did not make it; assassin bug came by.

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4 Comments

Yes, Jemma: it secreted the white powdery silk. It turned reddish-white after few hours.

Hema
Hema 7 years ago

awesome spot. So did it form the white powdery stuff by secreting it?

I was just lucky to be there at the right time to witness that.

Caleb Steindel
Caleb Steindel 7 years ago

what a freaky cocoon and an awesome chrysalis! great job!

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada

Spotted on Jun 25, 2013
Submitted on Jul 28, 2013

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