Chrysalis

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Chrysalis
Enlarged chrysalis of diurnal lepidopterans. 1. Chrysalis with superior parts open.—2. Chrysalis with superior parts adhering to the body.

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The chrysalis, or pupa is the life stage in which lepidopterans go through transformations from which the mature adult will emerge. The previous stage is the larva.
The caption reads in the original French: Chrysalides grossies de lépidoptères diurnes. — 1. Chrysalide ayant les parties supérieures ouvertes. — 2. Chrysalide ayant les parties supérieures adhérentes au corps.

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