53.6 MB (6.8 MB compressed)
3504 x 5351 pixels
29.7 x 45.2 cm ⏐ 11.7 x 17.8 in (300dpi)
DR JEREMY BURGESS / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY DR JEREMY BURGESS / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Macrophotograph (part of a sequence) of the emergence of the imago of a cabbage white butterfly Pieris brassicae from its pupal chrysalis. The process takes approximately five minutes, during which time the butterfly pumps itself up & bursts through the pupal skin, head first. Once fully emerged it rests while its wings expand & dry out. Magnification: X0.
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