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Butterflies Emerge

by | 8 April, 2015

Over the Easter weekend the first batch of blue morpho butterflies began to hatch at the Natural History Museum’s Sensational Butterflies exhibition. And I was there to catch the process on film.

Each individual butterfly takes only a minute or so to emerge from its chrysalis, a few minutes to unfurl, and around two hours for its wings to dry before it is ready to flutter off.

Watch two individuals break out in this time-lapse video.