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Help identifying health of this monarch chrysalis

10 years ago

we planted milkweed this year and had dozens of catepillars entertain us for the past month. I now have about 20 chrysalises around my yard, most of which look very healthy but a couple of which look odd. I have read dozens of websites on monarch parasites and looked at photos but none seem to look exactly like these. Based on description, I would suspect OE but the black markings don't look like any of the photos I've seen and they were present immediately upon pupating, rather than appearing over time. Was hoping someone more experienced could advise me. Below are pictures.

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