Along my walkway

Asked October 7, 2020, 12:25 PM EDT

Please identify is hanging on an astilbe branch and no longer than an inch.

Harford County Maryland

1 Response

You are fortunate to find this!
Keep watch closely as this is the chrysalis stage of the monarch butterfly.
That is an unusual color, but the case does darken (actually is clear and the dark is the wings) to almost black just before hatch.
If it stays greenish gray, it may be one that did not make it.