Tag Archives: Chrysalis

Striking Gold: Why Are Butterfly Chrysalises Gold?

  Written by Nancy Miorelli Many butterfly chrysalises glimmer in the sunlight with golden studs or gold leafing. Rather than looking like something living, these delicate pupa decorate the surrounding foliage like miniature ornaments.┬áTheir beauty and stunning brilliance has been … Continue reading

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What Happens Inside a Cocoon?

Written by Nancy Miorelli This is a great series of questions because I was going to tackle a butterfly coloration question this week, but would have had to talk about development. Now I can talk about development and we can … Continue reading

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