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By Diohio

Ready To Eclose (Asclepias syriaca Common Milkweed)

The Monarch pupa is also called a chrysalis. In 9-15 days, depending on how warm it is, the chrysalis will start to get clear just before the butterfly is ready to come out.

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How Lovely u can see the butterfly inside wow :)

19 Mar, 2008


Hi Diohio,
You are deeply into habitat gardening, by the photos and the depth of your knowledge. I'm sure this is the way of the future...we are stewards of the environment. You are also an accomplished wildlife photographer, the picture of the monarch chrysalis is amazing. they have to be one of the most beautiful things nature has produced...they look like fine green jade with gold spots.. Congrats...looking forward to your summer postings.

19 Mar, 2008


Thank you very much Lori. I agree, we are stewards. The Monarch chrysalis fascinates me.

19 Mar, 2008


Agree with Lori - Alan Titchmarsh described butterflys as 'flying jewellery', which I thought was nice.

19 Mar, 2008

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