|Camouflaged by it's color and somewhat hidden location.|
|Here is the chrysalis that just this morning was a brightly colored larva|
These are pictures of what I saw now known as a chrysalis, the pupa of a butterfly. This is the third stage of the insect that goes through a complete metamorphosis also known as holometabolism.
If you click on the bottom picture you can see that even the insect world knows how to use fibers! You can see the very thin line of silk anchoring this pupa in place on either side. Just how amazing is Mother Nature?! (Actually all silk comes from the silk worm.)