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Kathryn Walbert
Date created
June 15, 2008
This photograph copyright ©2008. All Rights Reserved

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  • The world of a butterfly: The transformation of a caterpillar into a butterfly is one of nature's most amazing feats. These photographs show the development of an eastern black swallowtail butterfly from egg to larva to chrysalis to adult. (Page 4)

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butterfly larva on parsley plant

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The first larval instar, or stage of the caterpillar, looks nothing like the later stages.