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chrysalis click to hear : chrysalis

Intermediary stage between the caterpillar and the butterfly; the limbs and internal organs develop during this stage.
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mesothorax prothorax antenna metathorax wing abdomen spiracle cremaster

mesothorax click to hear : mesothorax

Embryo that will become the central segment of the thorax; the middle legs and front wings are attached to it.

prothorax click to hear : prothorax

Embryo that will become the first segment of the thorax; the front legs are attached to it, but not the wings.

antenna click to hear : antenna

Embryo that will become the sensory organ; it has several segments and its functions are mainly tactile and olfactory.

metathorax click to hear : metathorax

Embryo that will become the terminal segment of the thorax; the legs and rear wings are attached to it.

wing click to hear : wing

Embryo that will become the organ of flight; it is attached to the thorax.

abdomen click to hear : abdomen

Posterior portion of the chrysalis’s body.

spiracle click to hear : spiracle

Respiratory orifice located on the lateral portion of the thorax and the abdomen.

cremaster click to hear : cremaster

Affixing element having one or more hooks; it is located at the posterior terminal end of the chrysalis’s body.