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Black Swallowtail Butterfly Chrysalises
The Black Swallowtail chrysalis/pupa uses colors and mimicry to blend in with it's surroundings. The Black Swallowtail chrysalis resembles a leaf or branch fooling predators into thinking it's just part of the plant. After the Black Swallowtail pupates into this unique chrysalis,it takes approximately 6-10 days to hatch into a adult Black Swallowatil butterfly. About 24 hours before hatching the chrysalis will start to darken.
Chrysalis Size: 1.0-1.75""
Chrysalis Color: resembles a leaf; green and yellow
Chrysalis Hatch Time: 6-10 days
Notes: Uses a self-made girdle to hold itself secure during pupation