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I’ve posted boatload of butterfly photos over the years, here’s a few more. It shows the progress from egg to butterfly. These photos are all the same individual, a first for me. We’ve had a lot of butterfly visitors this year, but not many eggs to raise.
This is the egg (ya think?). Once laid, they take a few days to mature and hatch into a caterpillar. This one’s pretty ripe and about to hatch. I took this with a macro lens and extension tubes, this is only a few millimeters in diameter.
A young caterpillar, my big fat thumb gives a reference to it’s size. After this, they molt and turn bright green, which I didn’t get a photo of this year.
the final product 🙂 Orange you glad you waited? 😉