The chrysalides are often hairy, though some of them are perfectly smooth.
When your caterpillars are full-sized they will transform into chrysalides.
Why are insects in the "pupa" stage also called "chrysalides?"
In form the chrysalides of butterflies and moths are as variable as the caterpillars.
Many of the chrysalides died before they turned into moths, and their bodies might be said to be entirely composed of corpuscles.
There is another feature concerning the chrysalides worthy of note.
The chrysalides terminate behind in a sharp spine, and are always to be found buried in the soil.
But they ran the risk thus of being burnt, or of a certain number of chrysalides remaining alive.
But chrysalides of Ajax, exposed at same time, did give changed butterflies to some extent.
They burrow into the ground to change into chrysalides, and undergo all their metamorphoses in the course of the year.
c.1600, from Latin chrysallis, from Greek khrysallis (genitive khrysallidos) "golden colored pupa of the butterfly," from khrysos "gold," perhaps of Semitic origin (cf. Hebrew and Phoenician harutz "gold") + second element meaning something like "sheath." Seeking a plural, OED leans toward the classically correct chrysalides.