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Pupal case - Limenitis

Pupal case - Limenitis
Kentuck Knob, Fayette County, Pennsylvania, USA
September 11, 2010
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From what I've seen, I would think that this is a butterfly chrysalis instead of a moth pupa. Moth larvae that attach themselves to substrates (vs going into the ground or under debris) usually form a silken case around themselves often, for example, within a leaf, etc. to form an outer case to pupate in, whereas butterfly larvae attach themselves directly to the substrate and pupate. Wanda

 
I had no idea
That goes to show how little I know about leps. Thanks.

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