# 27/366 Blog Photo Challenge : The Soon to be Butterfly

The pupa is the stage in a butterfly’s (or moth’s) life when it is encased in a chrysalis and undergoing metamorphosis. It does not eat during this stage.

The pupa stage lasts from a few days to many months (some butterflies overwinter in the pupa stage, and the adult emerges in the spring).

The pupa of a butterfly is called a chrysalis (derived from the Greek word for gold). The chrysalis of many butterflies (like the Nymphalidae and Satyridae families) are suspended from a silk pad and abdominal hooks. Others (like like swallowtails and sulphurs) also have a silk girdle supporting their mid-section. About a day before the adult butterfly emerges, the chrysalis of many species (including the monarch) becomes transparent.

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11 Responses to “# 27/366 Blog Photo Challenge : The Soon to be Butterfly”

  1. Rcel says:

    Yay! I’m learning Science! Guess what, my daughter would love to read this informative post of yours! Great picture by the way! :)

    Visiting for BPC #27

  2. that is so neat Sis Loue :-) very interesting, love butterflies especially in the summer :-) Return the visit from #27 of BPC, hope that you can return the visit too.

  3. Mrs.D says:

    agoy, very informative kau sis…I learned something today…this soon to be a beautiful butterfly!

  4. Pinx says:

    wow! rare moment to capture nature! BPC 27 visit!

  5. Leah H. says:

    Calamansi na sya,sis? Thank’s for sharing about aning pupa to butterfly..

    Visiting for # 27 BPC! Hope you can stop by:)


  6. Anygen says:

    aya pasaylua sis, super hadlukan ko aning mga hayupa… lol.. but they are cute.. but dili lang jud nako sila carry tutukan..

    From BPC:

  7. raya says:

    wow! very nice capture of that pupa! thanks for the visit, Lou!

  8. Shydub says:

    science teacher na d i ka karon ging hehehehe.

  9. Chie says:

    nice capture…i love butterflies!

  10. emzkie says:

    i dont see the chrysalis. but thanks for the information. pretty sure this place will be filled with beautiful butterflies

  11. Mel Cole says:

    awww, its going to be a big butterfly soon :) btw sis, diri ko nag-comment kay naa man diay timer imo comment section nu? hehehe