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Caption: Developmental sequence showing the metamorphosis of a monarch butterfly caterpillar. The caterpillar has attached itself with silk at its posterior end to a twig. The caterpillar then sheds its skin and becomes a chrysalis. The pupa then develops into a butterfly and emerges from the chrysalis.

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Caterpillar metamorphosis

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