Contact Blog Project Noah Facebook Project Noah Twitter

A global citizen science platform
to discover, share and identify wildlife

Join Project Noah!

Monarch Chrysalis

Danaus plexippus


Sadly, something munched the head off this monarch before it got the chance to emerge. You can see the gorgeous gold-looking band on the remaining chrysalis, and even the coloration of the wings that were forming inside.


Habitat: Many open habitats including fields, meadows, weedy areas, marshes, and roadsides. Range: Southern Canada south through all of the United States, Central America, and most of South America. Also present in Australia, Hawaii, and other Pacific Islands.


Spotted in a backyard flower garden in Kennesaw, GA

Species ID Suggestions

Sign in to suggest organism ID

No Comments

Spotted by

Georgia, USA

Spotted on Sep 4, 2014
Submitted on Sep 13, 2014

Related Spottings

Danaus Southern monarch Plain tiger Monarch

Nearby Spottings

American Monarch Caterpillar American Monarch Caterpillar Monarch Caterpillar (preparing to pupate) Gulf Fritillary