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1. Australian Crow Caterpillars
caterpillar6151.jpg A pair of Australian Crow Caterpillars share a meal on a benjamin fig tree. The caterpillars have fo
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2. Caterpillar to pupa
crow6172.jpg The caterpillar attaches itself to the underneath of a leaf and starts to lose the colour in its str
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3. Caterpillar to pupa
crow6208a.jpg The tentacles start to shrivel. Australian Crow.
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4. Early pupa
pupa6232.jpg Caterpillar no more - the skin has shrivelled and fallen off. It took 10-12 hours for the caterpill
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5. Pupa
pupa6303.jpg The fully formed Australian Crow pupa has a beautiful silvery golden exterior. This stage lasted for
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6. Ready to hatch
pupa6535.jpg The pupa turned black overnight. Eventually the spots on the Australian Crows black wings became cle
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7. Hatching
pupa6539.jpg About an hour later the Australian Crow butterfly begins to emerge. It takes only a couple of second
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8. Now a butterfly
crow6545.jpg The Australian Crow butterfly’s wings are damp and crumpled around a fat, shortened body.
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9. Taking shape
crow6547.jpg The Australian Crow slowly stretches and straightens its wings as its body elongates.
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9b. Resting
crow6552.jpg After the wings straighten the Australian Crow butterfly rests for quite a while before it flies awa
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