Yellow/Greenish metallic chrysalis. 24mm long. Found on Sage.
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Was it Sage from your garden or cultivated Sage from a packet or retailer ?
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There are plenty of Small Tort chrysalises around here at the moment. I've never seen one with such an amazing metallic sheen before.
The sage is in a long-standing bed in a herb garden
If you have a look at the female Small Tortoiseshell pupa offered in ukleps, they are virtually as metallic as the one above. The shape is spot on also for the species. Its a really nice one, the last one I saw wasnt nearly so metallic. I wonder are they more metallic when 'brand new'.
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