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Monarch Life Cycle — 14 of 20

The transparent casing of the chrysalis has now cracked open and the Monarch butterfly is emerging, clinging with its legs to the casing to protect itself from falling to the ground.

 

The pupal stage of the Monarch is usually from 10 to 14 days long. However the time-frame is dependent on the season and the ambient temperature. This pupal stage lasted for 23 days.

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Taken on April 22, 2010