Posted on Sep 5, 2019

Florida Monarch Research and Educational Project

Here is a close-up look at the Cremaster of the monarch chrysalis. Ever wonder how it is attached to the silk? As you can see, there are tiny curled barbs at the end of the cremaster and as the newly formed chrysalis is wiggling it is catching the silk with those little barbs.
(Photo credit: Rik Littlefield)
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