Credit: PETER MATULAVICH/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Exoskeleton of monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus) caterpillar peels away and gets scrunched together as caterpillar pupates. 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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Monarch butterfly metamorphosis

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