Nature's beautiful jewels This is the cocoon of the Metallic Mechanitis Butterfly Chrysalis from Costa Rica. Mechanitis is a genus of tigerwing (ithomiine) butterflies, named by Fabricius in They are in the brush-footed butterfly family, Nymphalidae.
The crowned slug caterpillar. Stinging setae line the craned slug's perimeter, decorating its flattened, green body. Later in star's may also be marked with colorful red and yellow spots along the caterpillar's back.