Camouflage is a game we all like to play, but our secrets are as surely revealed by what we want to seem to be as by what we want to conceal. Russel Lynes

anise swallowtail chrysalises These two Anise Swallowtail chrysalises (Papilio zelicaon) express their individuality through color. Despite their being raised at the same time and under the same conditions, one chose to be green & yellow, while the other opted to become brownish black.

While in the chrysalis stage, butterflies, often attempt to visually mimic the hues of the surrounding foliage. Regardless of the colors chosen, one can certainly appreciate their efforts to camouflage themselves!