Butterflies and Metamorphosis
Monarch Butterfly Metamorphosis
Monarch butterfly larvae munch on leaves of a Milkweed plant.
They move from the Milkweed plants to adjacent vegetation to undergo the amazing metamorphosis into an adult butterfly.
A larva will first attach its hind end to the stem of a plant with a button of silk, so it can hang head downward. Then the magic happens!
The larva molts its caterpillar skin and exposes a shiny, green chrysalis (aka pupa) underneath.