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2005 Gary Hebert

Orange Banded Long Wing (Dryadula phaetusa)

Butterfly Gardens, Calgary Zoo

Best viewed at pbase "original size".

Butterflies go thru four stages of life, but they only look like butterflies in the final stage.
1. An adult butterfly lays an egg.
2. The egg hatches into a caterpillar or larva.
3. The caterpillar forms the chrysalis or pupa.
4. The chrysalis looks like a tiny leathery pouch and matures into a butterfly.


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Jeffery Stahlman07-Jun-2005 21:45
great shot
Karen Stuebing06-Jun-2005 09:46
What kind of butterfly does this turn into? Very strange looking. Excellent, detailed capture.
Bryan Murahashi06-Jun-2005 05:02
Very nice shot of this spiky critter.
Guest 06-Jun-2005 01:33
Very nice!
Pepe Zyman06-Jun-2005 00:39
Perfect! Vote
b-w studio05-Jun-2005 22:59
Excellent details.