Emergence!

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Watched this comma butterfly getting ready for its first flight. Once emerged from the pupa it rested head up on the empty case. Then it turned head down for a few minutes, vibrated its antennae and flew off. It flew immediately back to the wall and rested briefly before disappearing.

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~ by janerc on June 26, 2009.

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