Identification Challenge #4

October 8, 2009

Twelvestones, Roswell, GA, USA

I spotted this chrysalis on a tree trunk (looks like some sort of cherry). You can see in the first photo that it blends in pretty well. I took it home to see what would emerge. Something did, late the following April. Any ideas what it was?

This probably won’t help, but I couldn’t resist posting a closeup.

Closeup of spiracles

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2 Responses to Identification Challenge #4

  1. Certainly a swallowtail chrysalis – I’m going with Papilio glaucus (Eastern Tiger Swallowtail) based on the darkish lateral stripe and green splotching. Cherry is one of the many larval hosts as well.

    Not sure I would’ve known if you had shown only the (awesome) spiracular closeup!

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