Most likely a skipper of some sort. That one looks like it is about to emerge from the chrysalis. If the chrysalis was emerald green (like a monarch's) in earlier days, I'd even go out on a limb and say it is a Brazilian skipper. They love cannas.Have a look here for some examples of larval/pupal skippers.Photos of the Brazilian skipper in particular can be found here. Let me reiterate - I can't be sure on the ID, but we had TONS of Brazilian skippers on our cannas when I lived in Tallahassee.
I bet it's not a bat, because bats only lay their "eggs" in women's hair. Heh!I have to do a lot more nature watching and studying before I can even begin to guess what these things are. I'll go with TF23 because he/she always seems to know what he/she is talking about..at least it impresses me.(PS. Apologies to Thingfish23 for not knowing if you are a he or a she...but, I can't tell from your picture. Heh!)
Oh! My bad, Mr. Thingfish23, sir. Just read your profile.
Nerd Boy, here:I guess it's a butterfly cocoon like the butterfly in the picture below.
I am betting that Thingfish is correct. It makes sense, we have a lot of skippers around here.
Hey, welcome Nerd Boy. I just realized that was you. Thanks for commenting. Keep an eye out for bats...
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