Question of the Week – ICW Crysalis

This week, the question was: What is stuck to this collard leaf?

This is the chrysalis of an imported cabbageworm (ICW). The ICW is an unusual brassica feeding caterpillar in that the adult stage is a butterfly, rather than a moth. Because of this, it pupates in a chrysalis, instead of a cocoon. The adult, known as the cabbage white, is a white-colored butterfly with dark grey spots that is frequently seen foraging wildflowers. Read more about the imported cabbageworm here.

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