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This is the chrysalis or pupa of a Swallowtail butterfly. It appears to be a small branch but this one doesn't blend in very well with the young branch it attached itself to. Swallowtails use a silk girdle to hold themselves to the branch in addition to the attachment of the rear.
Lime tree in backyard
Spotted on Oct 2, 2013
Submitted on Oct 3, 2013