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Photo of leanira chrysalids

Wright's Checkerspot chrysalids
Thessalia leanira wrighti

photo of larvaeWright's Checkerspot photoThese chrysalids are from the larvae in the previous picture. Leanira chrysalids look very much like those of the Variable Checkerspot (Occidryas chalcedona) but are less than half the size of chalcedona. The ones pictured above are only about 12mm long.

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