Friday, June 8, 2012

Butterflies eclosing in the Middle of the Night

Had these two butterflies emerge last night around 12.00am barely an hour apart from each other. What was also amazing was how fast their wings expanded to full length. The first and second picture (which are of the same butterfly) has only a time lapse of 5 minutes between shots. The third picture depicts the second butterfly eclosing from its chrysalis right next to its sibling. If you notice the chrysalis behind it you will be able to make out the butterfly's body though it didn't actually eclose until this morning.

All three butterflies taking their first meal
Welcome to the world, my darlings.


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