Go see this post on a Monarch butterfly eclosing

Minnesotastan, the blogger at TYWKIWDBI, is a butterfly enthusiast and regularly raises butterflies from egg to adult. His recent post on the eclosing (“hatching” from the chrysalis) of an adult male Monarch butterfly is stupendous, featuring photographs practically minute by minute. Go read it.

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About Fletcher DeLancey

Socialist heathen and Mac-using author of the Chronicles of Alsea, who enjoys pondering science, politics, well-honed satire (though sarcastic humor can work, too) and all things geeky.
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2 Responses to Go see this post on a Monarch butterfly eclosing

  1. xenatuba says:

    I remember many early September afternoons, hunting the “milkweed” for the monarch caterpillars and capturing them into jars, watching them go into the chrysalis, and then emerge as butterflies. I had a 2nd grade teacher who explained the “wing hardening” aspect quite well to my 7 year old mind. Great post!

  2. Cathy White says:

    Terrific pics and very informative.

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