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Anyone know their chrysales? - Polygonia interrogationis

Anyone know their chrysales? - Polygonia interrogationis
Harms Woods Forest Preserve, Glenview, Cook County, Illinois, USA
July 16, 2007
Size: ~20mm

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Anyone know their chrysales? - Polygonia interrogationis Anyone know their chrysales? - Polygonia interrogationis

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Polygonia interrogationis
The big fat "nose" (really a projection on the back of the thorax) is pretty distinctive on Polygonia. Odds are this caterpillar didn't feed on the Maple, but crawled from another tree or nettles nearby to form a chrysalis here.

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