Huge red chrysalis

Asked August 10, 2019, 6:47 PM EDT

Found this big red/brown chrysalis while digging up a lava rock garden. It is about 2” in length and ½” thick in the middle. What is it?

Adams County Colorado

1 Response

This likely is the pupa one of the hummingbird moths (aka hawk moths). They are quite large. See http://extension.colostate.edu/topic-areas/insects/hornworms-and-hummingbird-moths-5-517/ for details.