Monarch Chrysalis

Discussion in 'Nature' started by Gary, Jan 6, 2014.

  1. Gary

    Gary FujiXspot Top Veteran

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    Feb 15, 2013
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    Gary
    Monarch Chrysalis from the Backyard:
    All shot with X-E2, 60mm and on-board flash.

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    The Monarch caterpillar splits it skin to expose the chrysalis beneath, then pulses and rotates to get rid of the skin. It all happens rather quickly, after the chrysalis is exposed to air/light it will smooth out.

    Mary Lou and I found the caterpillars/chrysalis while pruning the roses. Here are a few blossoms we rescued from the pruning.

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    Gary
     
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  2. rhermans

    rhermans FujiXspot Regular

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    Jan 6, 2014
    Antwerp Belgium
    Ronny Hermans
    Great macro/close up shots, wouldn't dare to pick a favorite.

    cheers

    Ronny