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Old 2020-09-21, 00:55   #44
Dr Sardonicus
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This is the first Monarch chrysalis I have ever seen with my own eyes. It is hanging below a milkweed leaf over the deck of my front porch. Sorry for the poor image quality, I snapped it with my phone. Swapped out the phone pic for a much better one. Much smaller image size, too.

There are more on the way. I saw an immobile caterpillar similarly attached to the underside of a nearby leaf. I don't know how long the final molt will take, but my guess is there will be another chrysalis some time tomorrow.

UPDATE: And so it came to pass. Now there are two.
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