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The Pupa is the third major stage the monarchs life cycle. The pupa is usually called a chrysalis. As the monarch develops inside the chrysalis it changes color from bright green to dark blue. Toward the end of this stage features of the monarch can be seen through the walls of the chrysalis.
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Can you guess which is furthest along?
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Monarch drying its wings after emerging
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Eyewitness Books - Butterfly & Moth

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Liz Goehring, from the University of Minnesota, talks about the pupa stage.

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Is the chrysalis the same thing as a cocoon? What is it made out of? How long will it stay inside the chrysalis?

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