Priam's Birdwing butterfly emerging from chrysalis

Priam's Birdwing butterfly emerging from chrysalis

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Caption: Emerging butterfly. Priam's Birdwing butterfly emerging from its chrysalis. Within the chrysalis the butterfly changed its body shape, a process known as metamorphosis, from that of a caterpillar to the adult form seen here. As it emerges, the butterfly pumps blood into its soft body parts to expand them. These then dry out and harden.

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Keywords: animal, birdwing, birdwing butterfly, butterfly, chrysalis, insect, insecta, invertebrate, invertebrates, metamorphosis, nature, priam, priam's butterfly, type, wildlife, zoology

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