Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1219138

Observation date: July 23, 2019
Submitted by: WINGSaloftinKS
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: As I was leaving the demonstration gardens, I thought I would check the milkweed plants where I'd seen the Monarch caterpillar earlier to make sure I didn't miss any other ones and was pleasantly surprised to find I had missed seeing a Monarch chrysalis dangling from another Common Milkweed plant about 2' away from where I'd seen the caterpillar! Beautiful little jewel nicely camouflaged within the leaves, about 1 -1.25" in length. Weather: 75 degrees, 54% humidity, mostly clear skies.
Status: Resident
Verified by: stomlins701
Verified date: July 24, 2019
Coordinator notes: None.
Checklist region(s): United States, Kansas, Douglas County