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Day 31: Early chrysalis - Pieris rapae - female

Day 31: Early chrysalis - Pieris rapae - Female
Alameda County, California, USA
June 2, 2012
On Day 31, a chrysalis formed. It was bright "neon green," as shown. I thought development had gone wrong and the creature had retained its caterpillar color instead of turning brown like all other P. rapae chrysalises I've seen. Another specimen in the same terrarium, a few days younger than this specimen, turned from green to brown in one day when it pupated.

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Day 1: Hatchling - Pieris rapae - female Day 9: Caterpillar - Pieris rapae - female Day 19: Caterpillar - Pieris rapae - female Day 28: The wandering stage - Pieris rapae - female Day 29: Prepupa - Pieris rapae - female Day 31: Early chrysalis - Pieris rapae - female Day 31: Early chrysalis - Pieris rapae - female Day 43: Late chrysalis - Pieris rapae - female Day 43: Late chrysalis - Pieris rapae - female Day 44: Late chrysalis, ventral image - Pieris rapae - female Day 44: Late chrysalis, ventral image - Pieris rapae - female Day 44: Late chrysalis - Pieris rapae - female Day 45: Very late chrysalis - Pieris rapae - female Day 45: Very late chrysalis, ventral image - Pieris rapae - female Day 45: Adult - Pieris rapae - female Day 45: Adult, head - Pieris rapae - female