14 Perfect packaging by jesika2

14 Perfect packaging

It's hard to think a beautiful butterfly developed inside this tiny space. This chrysalis is the most perfect I've found of any species, with very little damage. If you look closely you can see the deliberate "fault lines" where the shell opens so the crumpled imago can escape, wriggle around, pump haemolymph into the wings to inflate them and then wait quietly for them to dry & harden.
7 images stacked in-camera
fab image and you are right, they are truly fascinating
June 24th, 2019  
Wonderful! Without your description, I wouldn't have known what it is. Looks like a shell somehow. Very interesting and beautiful.
June 24th, 2019  
Wonderful shot of this - an amazing find.
June 25th, 2019  
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