Monarch butterfly


Development stages of the Monarch butterfly

Within the coming days and weeks the cocoon will become more and more dark:

Shortly before the butterfly's hatching its pattern can clearly be recognized:

And here a freshly hatched butterfly, which I discovered as it was drying it's wings:

Here a close-up from the same animal:

It's compound eye:

Close-ups of it's

most beautiful wings:

Well and suddenly it has had it and it just was gliding away into its new life!

Birgit Kremer

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