The Malachite Hatching

Category: Nature

 

Photo and caption by Brent Rourk

Dozens of Malachite cocoons dangled precariously but securely from a stick in an large enclosure. Several of the butterflies slowly emerged over the course of a couple of hours. They unfoled their wings, dried off and got settled into their new forms. This image shows a couple of them close together, getting ready to spread thir wings ad fly off.

Location: Corpus Christi, TX USA

 

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