#1. Just layed 2/14
#2. Ready to hatch 2/24
#3. Out of the egg. 2/24 About one quarter inch long.
#4. 3/3 One week old
#5. Sixteen days old. 3/12
#6. 3/14 Last instar. The old skin is laying beside him (he will eat it) and the black face that is too small is being shed. The green is his new face.
#7. 3/17 is over 2 inches. 21 days old.
#8. 3/20 ready to pupate
#9. Change complete
#11. Birth day continued. He was not in any hurry to leave my hand. Hubby was afraid he was going to fall off so had his hand under. :) I will transfer him to a tree now so he can finish his thing.
#12. Cocoon for size comparison.
#13. Face close-up.
These next 3 photos are showing front and back. His body is still swollen. He releases liquid a few times before he flies.
Check out my Monarch sequence: http://carlafinley.blogspot.com/2009/01/from-caterpillar-to-butterfly.html