Black Death

 

... sadly so.

Monarch Butterfly, Black Death

Monarch Butterfly, Black Death

Watching this fellow for weeks… after awaiting the metamorphosis into a jade green chrysalis to eventually emerge as a butterfly…this very dark or black chrysalis is an indication, based on timing, that the pupae died from either bacteria, virus or fungi tagged as Black Death.

Monarch Butterfly,  Black Death

Monarch Butterfly,  Black Death

Apparently monarchs are more prone to this then other butterfly types.  Learn something new every day!

 

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