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Runnerduck Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 381 W: 57 N: 616] (1851)
This little fellow had chosen our Sage pot for his life altering change, unfortunately I wasn't able to see him mature into a butterfly due to holiday commitments.
I was however able to capture the second stage which I've added as a WS.

If anyone can help with ID I'd appreciate it.


The Life Cycle of a Butterfly

The first stage is called the egg stage. The mother butterfly lays eggs on a leaf.

In the larva stage, the egg hatches on the leaf and out comes a caterpillar.

In the pupa stage the caterpillar grows and it pops out of its old skin, already wearing a new one. This phenomenon occurs four or five times, after which the caterpillar begins to produce silk. With this silk, it attaches its body to a leaf or twig. It then sheds its furry skin for the last time. Under the skin is a hard form called chrysalis. The caterpillar's body turns to a soft liquid, from which the wings, legs and other body parts of the butterfly will form.

The adult stage is also called the Imago.

The Imago stage begins when the chrysalis is broken and the butterfly breaks out.

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Thanks for taking the time to look.
I appreciate all feedback and apologise for not thanking you all personally.

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Runnerduck Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 381 W: 57 N: 616] (1851)
2nd Stage
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I wasn't able to get any more images of the metamorphoses due to holiday commitments ...

I really like this image due to the spider also taking up home here.