Photo: Chrysalis of the confused tigerwing

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Our photo of the day comes from somewhere in Brazil.

Did an insect pupa ever look as beautiful as this one, photographed by Jhonatan Faria? It's like a crown jewel! But it makes sense that the journey of a butterfly would come in such fanciful trappings. This particular chrysalis belongs to Mechanitis lysimnia, otherwise known as the confused tigerwing, sweet-oil tiger or lysimnia tigerwing. All in a day's work for the butterfly.

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