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Observation date: December 27, 2017
Date notes: This chrysalis (and another on very near it) has been here since very late summer.
Submitted by: BorneoLight
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Pardon my ignorance, but I am very surprised to see two chrysalis still here on Dec 27. I first noticed them in the late summer. They are on a bamboo plant that is surrounded by many milkweed plants. I assume that these will not survive the winter, but I am not sure. It is 9 degrees F today. Easton, Pennsylvania.
Status: Migrant
Verified by: davidwright
Verified date: December 29, 2017
Coordinator notes: Chrysalis is non-viable (dead). There appears to be exit holes of a parasitoid.