We got to experience a butterfly in the making, from pupa to wing flight – twice over! All from our own patio in El Salvador – where else, of course. We noticed a pupa (we called it a cocoon) hanging from the outside patio ceiling one day, and within a week, another one on the other side of the patio
A scintillating experience, albeit in slow motion. Originally I believed they were moths, but learned the ‘hanging objects’ in which they metamorphosed were not cocoons, but a pupae.
See a nice time-lapse video showing the whole butterfly life cycle: Butterfly Time Lapse
Also visit the Wonderful World of Insects in El Salvador Photo Gallery.