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Subject: Daniel – Monarch Butterfly Eclosion
Location: Hawthorne, CA
January 22, 2014 1:42 pm
Hi Daniel,
Marty noticed Monday that the only Monarch chrysalis we’ve spotted this go ’round was turning very dark and clearing. He predicted eclosion to within 15 minutes! I set up the camera and went inside to cook while he kept watch. She spent the night protected amongst the Rock Purslane in front of the shed, and took flight as soon as the sun hit them Tuesday morning. She’s a real beauty and is still visiting the back today. Hope you enjoy the photos.
Signature: Anna Carreon

Monarch Chrysalis about to undergo transformation

Monarch Chrysalis about to undergo transformation

Hi Anna,
Thanks for providing this wonderful documentation of the eclosion of a Monarch.  We are happy to learn that producing these images did not delay your culinary diversions.

Monarch emerges from Chrysalis

Monarch emerges from Chrysalis

Female Monarch expands her wings after eclosion

Female Monarch expands her wings after eclosion

 

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination
Location: Hawthorne, CA

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