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loverofbutterflies blog photos
Joined: 1/04/2011
Location: Omaha, Ne
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Posted: Sep/13/2011 5:06 AM PST

Can anyone help in identifying this chrysalis? found this in my butterfly bush and interested in finding out what butterfly this will be. Thank you!!

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loverofbutterflies blog photos
Joined: 1/04/2011
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Posted: Sep/13/2011 5:23 AM PST

couldnt get pic to come up so i'll try again

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loverofbutterflies blog photos
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Posted: Sep/20/2011 8:54 AM PST

I can't get the photo to show up. Can anyone tell me what I am doing wrong. I have posted pics before and they show up fine. Sorry.

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USAhockeyGirl blog photos
Joined: 6/18/2010
Location: Southeast Wisconsin
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Posted: Sep/21/2011 6:57 AM PST

Nice photos. Can't say for certain what type of cocoon you are looking at. If I were to guess, I would say a Moth. However, I have never seen one suspended like that. A better guess for me would be a Spider Sac given all the webs around it.
loverofbutterflies blog photos
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Posted: Sep/21/2011 7:13 AM PST

a spider sac? i was so hoping that it was not going to be spiders!!! it is very soft and round. That is gross! Thanks for your reply!
USAhockeyGirl blog photos
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Posted: Sep/21/2011 10:25 AM PST

Yea, creeps me out too! lol
told2b blog photos
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Posted: Sep/21/2011 10:32 AM PST

Something to look forward to?

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Posted: Sep/21/2011 12:01 PM PST

ARACHNOPHOBIA !!
loverofbutterflies blog photos
Joined: 1/04/2011
Location: Omaha, Ne
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Posted: Sep/21/2011 7:28 PM PST

Those pictures do look just like that! I was joking with my kids saying watch this is a spider sac and it turns out to be true! I have been looking for a chrysalis for a long time and have never been able to find any. They seem to hide real good in my garden- even had the cub scouts over to identify butterflies and look- no one could find one. I was so proud of this and it turns out to be spiders- my luck! Thanks so much for helping me.... now I go out everyday to see how many spides come out--eeww. My ex said spiders are a neccessay part of gardening so leave them alone and I have but I want to get rid of it. You guys are so educated and so very helpful. I planted seeds that people have shared with me that I have met on here and everything is so beautiful. I am so lucky to have met some of the nicest people on here. Thanks again!!
USAhockeyGirl blog photos
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Location: Southeast Wisconsin
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Posted: Sep/22/2011 6:48 AM PST

LOL Told2B! Yuck, Yuck, Yuck!

We have wild Asclepias syriaca that grows here. They attract Monarchs for laying their eggs. You might have luck with growing these for your chrysalis.
They are really pretty and smell wonderful too!

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