Transformation

This picture was shot moments after the butterfly emerged from its chrysalis. It happened incredibly fast!

Opsiphanes invirae

• Mariposa duende de las sombras / Mariposa fantasma
• Lagarta desfolhadora / Lagarta verde do coqueiro

Scientific classification:
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Arthropoda
Class:Insecta
Order:Lepidoptera
Family:Nymphalidae
Genus:Opsiphanes
Species: O. invirae

Solymar, Canelones, Uruguay

Its first flight! Watch the video on Youtube

Photo Taken: March 11, 2021
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