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Caterpillar to Chrysalis Metamorphosis Timelapse

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Published on Jul 17, 2012

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The pupa stage is one of the coolest stages of a butterfly's life. As soon as a caterpillar is done growing and they have reached their full length/weight, they form themselves into a pupa, also known as a chrysalis. From the outside of the pupa, it looks as if the caterpillar may just be resting, but the inside is where all of the action is. Inside of the pupa, the caterpillar is rapidly changing.

Now, as most people know, caterpillars are short, stubby and have no wings at all. Within the chrysalis the old body parts of the caterpillar are undergoing a remarkable transformation, called 'metamorphosis,' to become the beautiful parts that make up the butterfly that will emerge. Tissue, limbs and organs of a caterpillar have all been changed by the time the pupa is finished, and is now ready for the final stage of a butterfly's life cycle.

Special Thanks to The Monarch Butterfly New Zealand Trust for inspiring the creation of this video
http://www.monarch.org.nz

The Track is Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture

A STRANG ENTERTAINMENT PRODUCTION
COPYRIGHT STRANG ENTERTAINMENT 2012

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