I received a butterfly house for a present recently. I ordered these caterpillars and they came in the mail. I took a picture of them every day to show their remarkable growth.
When they were about this big they crawled to the top of their containers and hung upside down. A chrysalis formed around each of them.
When they had all done that, I transfered them to their butterfly house.
About 11 days later I saw a butterfly sitting there! It was very exciting. Here is a photo of one in the process of emerging.
A brand new butterfly.
It has been almost a week since they hatched and they are fluttering about much more now. I am feeding them sugar water and I have seen them unroll their proboscises and drink.
Here is Seth holding one.
They are very photogenic.
I have very much enjoyed watching the growth and transformation of these amazing animals. At first they were gross squishy gluttonous wormies, but they were suddenly transformed into one of the most beautiful and delicate creatures. It reminds me of the transformation God works on the sinner's heart. I'm glad God created animals like this.