The lowly caterpillar weaves its chrysalis around itself and is seen or heard from no more.
The Greeks believed a human soul was created every time a butterfly emerged from a chrysalis.
They often used the symbolism of the caterpillar rising from its chrysalis in artwork.
Runrig's most successful album, 'The Big Wheel', was released in 1991, under Chrysalis Records, and went straight to number 4 in the National Charts with the song 'Hearthammer' making Number 25.
Their dedication and hard work finally paid off in 1987 with the release of 'Cutter and the Clan', under Chrysalis Records, which led to various tours including Canada and Berlin.
Pupa is named from its resemblance to a chrysalis, the apex being rounded.
On the 5th of June 1806 the Batavian republic completed its chrysalis-like transformations by becoming a kingdom for Louis Bonaparte.
At its first metamorphosis it produces a caterpillar, then a bombylius and lastly a chrysalis - all these changes taking place within six months.
When the waste contains any large percentage of worm or chrysalis, it is taken to a " cocoon beater," a machine which has a large revolving disk on which the silk is put, and while revolving slowly is beaten by a leather whip or flail, which loosens the silk and knocks out the wormy matter.
The female lays an egg in the unripe nut, on the kernel of which the larva subsists till September, when it bores its way through the shell, and enters the earth, to undergo transformation into a chrysalis in the ensuing spring.