Emerge

Watch a Monarch butterfly leave the chrysalis

Watch the transparent chrysalis carefully and tiny movements are apparent before the skin splits, the butterfly slowly emerges.

Click photograph for a larger view and use Ctrl-x to zoom in closer.

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I used the cage access door and the IPhone 7 for these views inside the cage. Flash was used for the still photograph.

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9 thoughts on “Emerge

  1. Fascinating, Michael. Wonderful that the chrysalis is clear. Otherwise we wouldn’t see this change unfold.
    Do you have a little canary? The sweet bird calls were delightful to hear.

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  2. Wonderful to watch the miracle of this butterfly’s emergence, Michael Stephen. Their colors are so vivid when they are first emerging. When the wings are dry and s/he is ready to fly, how do you escort them into the natural world?

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