Credit: PETER MATULAVICH/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Camera zooms out to reveal chrysalis of monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus) well along in pupation process. Black and orange 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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Monarch butterfly metamorphosis

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