Caterpillars pupate in odd places

Butterfly and moth caterpillars pupate in odd places. If you have an ‘odd place’ photo you’d like to share, please email it to edith@shadyoakbutterflyfarm.com.

"Butterfly Kisses" Monarch butterfly chrysalis on a garden statue

“Butterfly Kisses”
Monarch butterfly chrysalis
on a garden statue

Black Swallowtail chrysalis on a butterfly wind chime

Black Swallowtail chrysalis
on a butterfly wind chime

Gulf Fritillary chrysalis in a pipe

Gulf Fritillary chrysalis
in a pipe

Black Swallowtail chrysalis on a Christmas tree

Black Swallowtail chrysalis
on a Christmas tree

Black Swallowtail caterpillars pupated on top of each other

Black Swallowtail caterpillars
pupated on top of each other
(they must be separated before they emerge)

Monarch caterpillar pupating on a screen

Monarch butterfly caterpillar
pupating on a screen

Giant Swallowtail caterpillar pupated on a moth cocoon

Giant Swallowtail caterpillar
pupated on a moth cocoon

Monarch butterfly chrysalis on the clothesline

Monarch butterfly chrysalis
on the clothesline

Monarch butterfly chrysalis in the car

Monarch butterfly chrysalis
in the car

Monarch butterfly chrysalis under the umbrella

Monarch butterfly chrysalis
under the umbrella

Gulf Fritillary chrysalis on a cereal box

Gulf Fritillary chrysalis
on a cereal box

Monarch butterfly chrysalis on a hat

Monarch butterfly chrysalis
on a cap

Spicebush Swallowtail chrysalis on a drink bottle

Spicebush Swallowtail chrysalis
on a drink bottle

Two Gulf Fritillary chrysalises on a butterfly decoration

Two Gulf Fritillary chrysalises
on a butterfly decoration

Spicebush Swallowtail chrysalis on a Giant Swallowtail chrysalis

Spicebush Swallowtail chrysalis
on a Giant Swallowtail chrysalis
(They must be separated before they emerge)

Giant Swallowtail chrysalis on a stick

Giant Swallowtail chrysalis
on a stick

Gulf Fritillary chrysalis on a bird house

Gulf Fritillary chrysalis
on a bird house

Monarch butterfly chrysalis on a gum boot

Monarch butterfly chrysalis
on a gum boot

Black Swallowtail pupating on angel's wings

Black Swallowtail pupating
on angel’s wings

Monarch caterpillar pupating on a mirror

Monarch caterpillar
pupating on a mirror

Palamedes Swallowtail chrysalis on a broom

Palamedes Swallowtail
chrysalis on a broom

Black Swallowtail pupating on a fence

Black Swallowtail pupating
on a fence

Black Swallowtail chrysalis on a garden statue

Black Swallowtail chrysalis
on a garden statue

Gulf Fritillary chrysalis on a garden bench

Gulf Fritillary chrysalis
on a garden bench

Black Swallowtail chrysalises on top of another (they must be separated before they emerge)

Black Swallowtail chrysalises
on top of another
(they must be separated before they emerge)

Gulf Fritillary chrysalises on a bird house

Gulf Fritillary chrysalises
on a bird house

Monarch butterfly chrysalis inside a vase

Monarch butterfly chrysalis
inside a vase

Cloudless Sulphur chrysalis on a silk flower (empty chrysalis)

Cloudless Sulphur chrysalis
on a silk flower
(empty chrysalis)

Gulf Fritillary chrysalis on a dish rag

Gulf Fritillary chrysalis
on a dish rag

Gulf Fritillary chrysalis on a toy John Deere tractor

Gulf Fritillary chrysalis
on a toy John Deere tractor

Gulf Fritillary chrysalis on a pole by the gas pumps

Gulf Fritillary chrysalis
on a pole
by the gas pumps

Gulf Fritillary chrysalises on a light fixture

Gulf Fritillary chrysalises on a light fixture

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