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Great Southern White pupa

Ascia monuste monuste


A pale pupa with yellow lines and dark markings fastened to a Culantro Coyote leaf by some silk at the tail end and a single thread around the middle.


On Culantro Coyote plants next to the radish plants that the caterpillars were feeding on.


I took this pupa and put it in a container to find out what sort of butterfly it turns into. You can see the adult butterfly in this spotting, Higher resolution images can be seen here,

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maplemoth662 a year ago

A beautiful pupa....

Provincia Alajuela, Costa Rica

Lat: 11.00, Long: -85.28

Spotted on Sep 2, 2014
Submitted on Sep 13, 2014

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