We were very fortunate to be able to witness two butterflies coming out of their chrysalises on 8-31-20 in our garden. The Black Death photo was taken on 9-6-20, day 17 from the day it was formed. It was the 3rd of only 3 chrysalises we found in our garden. On Day 18...and even today, it still looks the same. We're very sad about it. Since then, we discovered another chrysalis in the leeks raised bed, but it was white after it had been abandoned, not clear like the monarchs. Is that a different kind of butterfly? It also has the two dots on it that indicate it was a male. Also attaching a photo of C-3 (chrysalis 3) before it started turning color. I believe it would have been a male. I have photos of the butterflies emerging and drying their wings. This has been quite an experience for us. Never in our lives have we ever seen anything like this.
Horse Shoe, NC
Latitude: 35.3 Longitude: -82.6
Observed by: Cat and Phil
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