Monarch Butterfly Chrysalis

The Monarchs lifecycle is pretty cool. The larva or caterpillar attaches itself to a twig or leaf and hangs upside in the "J" formation. Its outer layer is shed and the transformation into a pupa or chrysalis begins. The chrysalis is waxy and green in appearance, becoming more and more transparent. After two weeks a butterfly emerges from the chrysalis. See below for more pictures of the Monarch life cycle.


The Life Cycle of the Monarch Butterfly



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