Plain Tiger Butterfly Life Cycle

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Plain tiger caterpillar and the chrysalis(Day 1st of its pupal stage)

Both the caterpillars entered the pupal stage.Its about 10 to 15 days.

Plain Tiger butterfly ready to emerge from chrysalis

Emerging from chrysalis

After emerging from chrysalis, it has stubby little wings and a plump body.
Fluid from the body is pumped into the wings,expanding them to full size in a few minutes. After the wings have fully expanded,the butterfly discharges waste products that have built up during its dormant period.

A couple of hours later the wings are dry enough for the butterfly to take its first flight, usually a short one to the nearest tree.

As a fully grown adult ,it is now ready to mate and to spawn a new generation.

Posted with: Macro Life, Monsoon Destinations, Butterflies

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