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Places Caterpillars Pupate
Caterpillars choose odd places to pupate outdoors and indoors.

If you have a photo of an odd place you have found pupae, send them to us and we'll share them on this webpage!

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Remember, a butterfly pupa or chryslis is NOT a cocoon
Monarch pupated in a gum boot
Monarch pupated in a gum boot
monarch chrysalis pupa cocoon in a vase
Monarch pupated on a
classroom file box
Submitted by Angela Loerzel
Monarch pupated in a
gumboot
Submitted by Terry Greening
A Monarch Pupated
Inside A Vase
Submitted by Mary Parkinson
Monarch pupated in Jacqui Knight's car
monarch chrysalis pupa cocoon on a clothes peg pin
Monarch pupated in the
back window of a car
Submitted by Jacqui Knight
Clothes Peg Pin With A
Monarch chrysalis
Submitted by Jacqui Knight
Butterfly with three Gulf Fritillary chrysalises
monarch chrysalis pupa cocoon on a hat
Butterfly with three
Gulf Fritillary chrysalises
Submitted by Linda Love
Cap with
Monarch chrysalis
Submitted by Dan B
monarch chrysalis pupa cocoon on a hat
spicebush swallowtail chrysalis pupa cocoon
Cereal Box
Gulf Fritillary
Submitted by Dan B
Drink/Juice Bottle
Spicebush Swallowtail
Submitted by Dan B
two Black Swallowtail pupae chrysalises
giant swallowtail butterfly chrysalis pupa cocoon on a stick
Eastern Black Swallowtail
piggyback chrysalises
Submitted by Jennifer Johnson
Stick and Giant Swallowtail
Submitted by Linda Love
Monarch chrysalis pupa (not cocoon) on a statue
black swallowtail butterfly pupa chrysalis on an angel's wings
"Butterfly Kisses"
Monarch chrysalis
on a statue
Submitted by Karen Acton
A Black Swallowtail Pupating
On angel's wings
Submitted by Jessica Bahr
Giant Swallowtail butterfly caterpillar pupating on Forbes Rothschild Silkmoth cocoon; Cat Traylor
Giant Swallowtail butterfly chrysalis on Forbes Rothschild Silkmoth cocoon; Cat Traylor
Giant Swallowtail Jing on
Forbes Rothschild Silkmoth cocoon
Submitted by Cat Traylor
Giant Swallowtail chrysalis on
Forbes Rothschild Silkmoth cocoon
Submitted by Cat Traylor
gulf fritillary butterfly pupa chrysalis on a dishrag
Black Swallowtail butterfly chrysalis pupa pupating on a fence; Paul Ford
Gulf Fritillary butterfly
chrysalis on a dishrag
Agraulis vanillae
Eastern Black Swallowtail
pupating on a fence
Submitted by Paul Ford
Gulf Fritillary pupae chrysalises (not cocoon) on a light fixture
Two Gulf Fritillary pupae chrysalises (not cocoon) on a birdhouse
Three Gulf Fritillary
on a light fixture
30' from passionvine
Submitted by Shelia Franklin
Two Gulf Fritillary chrysalises
on a birdhouse
12' from passionvine
Submitted by Shelia Franklin
Two Eastern Black Swallowtail pupae chrysalises (not cocoon) piggyback
Black Swallowtail pupa chrysalis (not cocoon)  and Jing on a boy statue
Two Black Swallowtails
pupated piggyback
in a rearing container
Submitted by Shelia Franklin
Two Black Swallowtails
on a statue
6' from dill
Submitted by Shelia Franklin
Monarch chrysalis pupa (not cocoon) over the shop door
Gulf Fritillary pupa chrysalis (not cocoon) on a garden bench
Monarch chrysalis
over the shop door
20' from passionvine
Submitted by Shelia Franklin
Gulf Fritillary chrysalis
on a garden bench
35' from passionvine
Submitted by Shelia Franklin
Palamedes Swallowtail butterfly pupa chrysalis on a broom
monarch butterfly pupating on a mirror
A Palamedes Swallowtail
butterfly chrysalis
on a broom
Papilio palamedes
A Monarch Caterpillar
pupating
on a mirror
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