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Kathryn Walbert
Date created
July 27, 2004
This photograph copyright ©2004. 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 17)

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butterfly chrysalis

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With the front part of its body suspended by a pair of threads from the underside of a plant stem, the butterfly larva becomes a chrysalis.