|Chrysalis of a Painted Lady butterfly, just before the butterfly is ready to emerge. The caterpillar's shed skin is still attached at the top.|
How do you pronounce chrysalis?
What is the plural of chrysalis?
More than one chrysalis is chrysalises or chrysalides (kri-SAL-i-deez)
What is the origin of the word chrysalis?
It comes from the Latin word chrysallis which means gold-colored pupa of a butterfly and from the Greek word khrusos which means gold.
|Monarch butterfly emerging from its chrysalis (at the Museum of Natural Sciences, Raleigh, NC)|
|Empty chrysalis, after the Painted Lady butterfly has emerged.|