Science is the poetry of Nature.







Contributing Authors

Monarch Butterfly and Chrysalis

The photo above shows a nearly fully formed Monarch butterfly as seen through the wall of its chrysalis shortly before emerging.

The chrysalis is the pupa stage of a butterfly’s lifecycle. A Monarch chrysalis is usually attached to a milkweed plant (Asclepias syriaca) — Monarchs and milkweeds are intimately linked.

Soon after this Monarch emerged, it began its extraordinary 2,260 mi (3,640 km) migration to the highlands of central Mexico.

  1. compsognathids reblogged this from leechiesaysgrrr
  2. augustwynterfield reblogged this from scinerds
  3. leechiesaysgrrr reblogged this from afro-dominicano
  4. loveabuser reblogged this from scinerds
  5. highgarden-queen reblogged this from scinerds and added:
    FYI if your cocoons start to look like this and the butterfly doesn’t emerge from the cocoon within a day, the...
  6. africanleopardlove reblogged this from fleetofclouds
  7. fleetofclouds reblogged this from scinerds
  8. seeekingeuphoria reblogged this from scinerds
  9. youngwaifu reblogged this from lackingadequacy
  10. lackingadequacy reblogged this from mentalalchemy
  11. katiejomai reblogged this from afro-dominicano
  12. lunartoken reblogged this from scinerds
  13. boisbrianaise reblogged this from dendroica
  14. thedramatictyrannosaur reblogged this from dendroica
  15. highlandfangirl reblogged this from scinerds
  16. nobodyshippie reblogged this from dendroica
  17. knight-artorias reblogged this from dendroica
  18. vivacieux reblogged this from dendroica
  19. acidblossom reblogged this from dendroica
  20. dendroica reblogged this from scinerds
  21. cynicalnote reblogged this from scinerds
  22. insanityisonlythebeginning reblogged this from nopiewinston
  23. nopiewinston reblogged this from scinerds
  24. bkwormdeb reblogged this from scinerds
  25. microkrill reblogged this from scinerds
  26. lookupandimagine reblogged this from mentalalchemy
  27. pumpkinlipz reblogged this from afro-dominicano
  28. crazymonkey2point0 reblogged this from mentalalchemy