Caption: Timelapse footage of hatching eggs and caterpillars of the Gulf fritillary butterfly (Agraulis vanillae). This is a heliconid butterfly whose larvae feed on passion vines (Passiflora). The caterpillars are eating the egg shells. Filmed in the Ecuadorian Amazon.

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Hatching Gulf fritillary eggs, timelapse

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Duration: 00:00:19.23

Frame size: 1920x1080

Frame rate: 25

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Format: QuickTime, Photo JPEG 100%, progressive scan, square pixels

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Capture format: Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera

Codec: Apple ProRes 422

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