Extraordinary eggs and caterpillars are as beautiful as the butterflies

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These microscopic photos of butterfly eggs by National Geographic, Prüftechnik Uri, and the University Applied Sciences Northwestern Switzerland are truly fascinating. I find them even more beautiful than the adult insects. Same goes for their incredible caterpillars.

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Above, a Dryas iulia butterfly egg. Below, the caterpillar and the adult butterfly.

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This is an Adonis blue butterfly egg, with its caterpillar and fully grown adult specimen under it.

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A Blue morpho butterfly egg, caterpillar and adult specimen. With a wingspan of 8-inches, it's one of the largest in the world.

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Magic.


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NorthernRoamer

Can I sneak a South American moth in here?