A Caterpillar To Chrysalis Transformation

View a "shockwave" slide show documenting caterpillar transformation into a chrysalis.




Here is  a close look at the chrysalis. The colors of the butterfly become ever more visible as  emergence time approaches. These photos of the chrysalis showing the coloration of the butterfly within were taken at 2.5 hour intervals. 

The Egg: Germ of a new life.

Caterpillar: A time of growth

Chrysalis: A time of change.

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