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Pipevine Swallowtail Chrysalis - Battus philenor

Pipevine Swallowtail Chrysalis - Battus philenor
Davis, Yolo County, California, USA
June 20, 2010
Size: 1.5"
Close-up of the "face"...although for all I know, this could be the rear end. =)

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Pipevine Swallowtail Chrysalis - Battus philenor Pipevine Swallowtail Chrysalis - Battus philenor Pipevine Swallowtail Chrysalis - Battus philenor

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It's the front end
The general shape of the chrysalis is similar enough to the shape of a swallowtail chrysalis that this must be where the caterpillar's head was and the butterfly's head will be.

is the prepupa stage of an anise swallowtail. When the pupal shell forms, the head end is thick, and the tail end is pointed.

From your chrysalis, I'd expect a fancy butterfly, but that's just a guess--the chrysalis looks complex.

 
Thank you for all the great i
Thank you for all the great information. Nice pictures of the life-cycle, by the way! I'll try to keep checking on the chrysalis and will keep my fingers crossed for something exotic.

 
Pipevine swallowtail chrysalis?
Reminds me of

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