Friday, July 15, 2016

From egg, to caterpillar to Chrysalis to Butterfly

Our first Monarch has hatched!  So this is the caterpillar that was first pictured on June 21.  It made it's chrysalis on July 3 and hatched shortly after 1 PM July 15th.  Below are some of the pictures I took while in the Chrysalis.  Notice how in the first picture the case is a beautiful green color.  As the butterfly develops, the wings become visible, until the Chrysalis is a perfect clear showcase for the emerging butterfly.  It will hang on the chrysalis for several hours before it is ready to be on it's way later this more posts and video to come!

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