The monarch life cycle - Evolution of the chrysalis


 Note that the timing shown here will vary depending upon the ambient temperature

Day 0 Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5



Day 6 Day 6.5 Day 7 Day 8 Day 9 Day 10



Day 11

Day 11.5

The butterfly is now clearly visible inside the chrysalis...


Now watch the dramatic birth of this particular butterfly!

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All photos - Copyright 2004 - Spica & Gene

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