Black Swallowtail Chrysalis

He transformed overnight.

After he had been suspended in caterpillar form from our curtain for a couple of days, he transformed into a chrysalis overnight.  He looks like a piece of bark hanging off the curtain with a little silk thread.  I just hope I won’t come home and find a butterfly flying around the house.  Tethered to the drapes by one silk lanyard, he could be a New York City window washer.  In fact, he bears a resemblance to one or two that I’ve seen.  I’m only sorry we didn’t set up a stop motion video camera to see the change in action.

In his body armor, still hanging from a silk thread.

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