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Is This A Pupa? A Butterfly That Overwintered On Milkweed?

18 Mar

Found on native milkweed while pruning today:  A specimen that looks like it could be a pupa or some type of chrysalis.

We’ll investigate.

In the meantime, does anyone have a butterfly net or pop up display cage where we can place it outside?

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5 Responses to “Is This A Pupa? A Butterfly That Overwintered On Milkweed?”

  1. Gary Walton March 18, 2018 at 7:39 PM #

    I’d say it looks like the pupa of a moth perhaps one related to the cecropia moth.

    • alternahealthgrrrl March 18, 2018 at 7:54 PM #

      interesting. thank you! I will look up cecropia moth.

      • Gary Walton March 18, 2018 at 8:03 PM #

        Promethea is another possibility judging by the narrowness of the cocoon. It is related to the cecropia moth.

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