Credit: PETER MATULAVICH/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Chrysalis of monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus) hangs from milkweed leaf as butterfly pupates inside. This pupa is well along in process and many features of butterfly, including its orange and black wings, can be seen inside. Monarchs undergo complete metamorphosis which includes four stages: egg, larva, pupa, and adult. Its metamorphosis is among the most well-documented of any insect.

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Keywords: adult, animal, arthropod, butterfly, caterpillar, chrysalis, danaus plexippus, egg, insect, insecta, insects, invertebrate, larva, metamorphosis, milkweed, monarch, monarch butterfly metamorphosis, pupa, zoology

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Monarch butterfly metamorphosis

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