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Monarch Butterfly Emerging from Chrysalis

Kim Vandiver took this time lapse series of a Monarch butterfly emerging at his home in Lexington MA on the weekend of September 20, 2008.

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monarch1
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monarch2
t = 2 minutes
   
monarch3
t = 4 minutes
monarch4
t = 6 minutes
   
monarch5
t = 8 minutes
monarch6
t = 18 minutes