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Change Today: Monarch Chrysalis Turns Black

Perhaps today will be the day this monarch emerges?

A monarch chrysalis hanging from a branch.
Monarch Chrysalis turns black

4 thoughts on “Change Today: Monarch Chrysalis Turns Black”

  1. Hi Jackie, It is so amazing to suddenly see the butterfly inside! Are you seeing any brown anywhere on the pupa? I hope not and soon as the top begins to spread open like an accordion you will know to be on the look out. I so hope it is OK!!

    1. Thanks Carol,
      So far so good. No brown spots. It was black this morning… but now appears more translucent in areas.

      I’ll keep you posted. I have a video cam set up nearby… and do hope I am able to capture it.

    2. Jacqueline D'Elia

      At 1:31pm today the butterfly emerged. I was able to video tape it – so I will be posting the video tonight. So far so good. I think it is a female. 🙂

  2. Oh Wow, how interesting!! I set up alerts to follow your post, I thought yesterday’s picture was awesome too!!
    Looking fwd for the video!!

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