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"Chrysalis" – Venessa cardui
Among a mess of vegetation at the base of Great Blue Hill in Milton, Massachusetts, a painted lady chrysalis hangs apparently frozen in time. Looking past its glowing stained glass appearance the chrysalis has all the designs of an adult butterfly clearly mapped out. Casts of eventual wings, legs, proboscis, eyes, and antennae determine the chrysalis’s external architecture. Beneath the surface, internal structures are developing and reorganizing to transform the external designs into the functioning organs of an adult butterfly.