Eastern black swallowtail butterfly: Chrysalis

Within hours, the larva has become a chrysalis. Inside this hard protective coating, the larva’s body structures will be broken down and reformed into those of an adult butterfly. For the eastern black swallowtail, this metamorphosis will take 7 to 10 days, but some species take much longer.

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