If nothing ever changed, there'd be no butterflies.
I consider myself fortunate to have seen the Arogos Skipper adults and this chrysalis. It is seen in only a very few sites in Florida.
This Clouded Skipper chrysalis is rolled up in one of its host plants, Wood Oats (Chasmantium sp.).
The chrysalis of the Cloudless sulphur can be either pink or green.
The chrysalis of the Cloudless Sulphur can be either pink or green.
The Harvester chrysalis has an uncanny resemblance to a dog's or monkey's head.
Two Miami Blue chrysalides rest in the hand of a researcher who is raising them in captivity. This south Florida species is in peril due to loss of habitat.
When a monarch butterfly is about to emerge from its chrysalis, it will become translucent and immediately before the emergence, it will be so clear that you can see the butterfly inside.
View a video of a monarch butterfly emerging from its chrysalis.