The small butterfly eggs hatch in 3 to 5 days and the tiny, 1/8th" long caterpillar eats its way out of the egg, and then works on eating the crown flower leaf its egg was laid on.
Caterpillar or larval stage: The caterpillar grows to 2" long. After 15 days of eating and eating, the caterpillar is more than 3,000 times heavier than the egg it came from! It’s skin sheds 4 times until it's ready to change into its 3rd stage of development.
Chrysalis stage; It will take 10 days for the complete metamorphosis. By day 7 the chrysalis changes and you can see the dark orange and black of the wings. In 10-12 days the chrysalis is perfectly translucent and then …
BUTTERFLY STAGE: the chrysalis skin splits and the butterfly emerges a bit damp and crumpled as it pumps liquid from its swollen abdomen into the black veins of its wings to stiffen them.
After about an hour of hanging out and drying, the butterfly starts with short flights until it is strong enough to fly
2 Six days later, three of them did see it. Jesus took Peter, James, and John and led them up a high mountain. His appearance changed from the inside out, right before their eyes. 3 His clothes shimmered, glistening white, whiter than any bleach could make them… 7 Just then a light-radiant cloud enveloped them, and from deep in the cloud, a voice: "This is my Son, marked by my love. Listen to him.“ (Mark 9: “The Message” )