Monarch butterfly, Danaus plexippus, emerging time lapse. I think this his is a female butterfly emerging but some experts say it’s male yet others say it’s female.
A signal that the butterfly is about to emerge is when the pupa case clears to reveal the butterfly within. The butterfly soon emerges and usually hanging in to the pupa skin.
The newly emerged butterfly pumps its wings to make them expand. It takes several hours before the wings expand and dry.
Copyright and Filmed by Neil Bromhall www.rightplants4me.co.uk
Nikon D300 with 55mm & 105mm nikkor lenses