Butterfly and Moth Pupa, Chrysalises, Cocoons

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Butterfly and Moth Pupae

Pupae (the teenage stage of a butterfly or moth's life) are varied in shape, size, and color. Butterfly pupae are often called chrysalises and moth pupae are often in cocoons; silk enclosures for the pupa. From the basic Monarch that has very little range in color and size to swallowtails that use color to camoflauge themselves as chrysalises, these little lumps of life are fascinating. Chrysalises range from Queens that cannot move to Red Admirals that move constantly.

american painted lady Vanessa virginiensis butterfly pupa chrysalis cocoon atala Eumaeus atala butterfly pupa chrysalis
American Painted Lady Butterfly Chrysalis
Vanessa virginiensis
Atala Butterfly Chrysalises
Eumaeus atala
cloudless sulphur Phoebis sennae butterfly chrysalis pupa cecropia moth Hyalophora cecropia cocoon
Cloudless Sulphur Butterfly Chrysalis
Phoebis sennae
Cecropia Moth Cocoon
Hyalophora cecropia
eastern black swallowtail Papilio polyxenes butterfly chrysalises pupae eastern black swallowtail Papilio polyxenes butterfly chrysalises pupae
Eastern Black Swallowtail Butterfly Chrysalises
Papilio polyxenes
Eastern Black Swallowtail Butterfly Chrysalises
Papilio polyxenes
great purple hairstreak Atlides halesus butterfly chrysalis giant swallowtail Papilio cresphontes butterfly chrysalis
Great Purple Hairstreak Butterfly Chrysalis
Atlides halesus
Giant Swallowtail Butterfly Chrysalis
Papilio cresphontes
gold rim Battus polydamas butterfly chrysalis pupa pipevine swallowtail Battus philenor chrysalis pupa
Gold Rim Polydamas Chrysalis
Battus polydamas
Pipevine Swallowtail Chrysalis
Battus philenor
ruddy daggerwing butterfly Marpesia petreus chrysalis red admiral Vanessa atalanta butterfly chrysalis
Ruddy Daggerwing Butterfly Chrysalis
Marpesia petreus
Red Admiral Butterfly Chrysalis
Vanessa atalanta
polyphemus moth Antheraea polyphemus cocoon monarch danaus plexippus butterfly chrysalis
Polyphemus Moth Cocoon
Antheraea polyphemus
Monarch Butterfly Chrysalis
Danaus plexippus
viceroy butterfly Limenitis archippus chrysalis spicebush and palamedes swallowtail butterfly chrysalises
Viceroy Butterfly Chrysalis
Limenitis archippus
Spicebush & Palamedes Swallowtail Butterfly Chrysalises
Papilio troilus & Papilio palamedes
eastern tiger swallowtail butterfly Papilio glaucus chrysalis pupa zebra swallowtail butterfly Eurytides marcellus chrysalis
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly Chrysalis
Papilio glaucus
Zebra Swallowtail Butterfly Chrysalis
Eurytides marcellus
gulf fritillary butterfly Agraulis vanillae chrysalis question mark butterfly Polygonia interrogationis chrysalis pupa
Gulf Fritillary Butterfly Chrysalis
Agraulis vanillae
Question Mark Butterfly Chrysalis
Polygonia interrogationis