Julia Heliconia Butterfly Egg in a tendrill of a Passion flower creeper. The Julia Heliconia isan orange butterflyfound along the periphery of the Gulf of Mexico. Image by Martin Oeggerli.www.micronaut.ch
The yellow eggs of the large white butterfly are laid in clusters on the undersides of leaves in the cabbage family. Photograph by Martin Oeggerli.www.micronaut.ch
Red lacewing butterfly egg micropyle.
At one end of the egg is a complex design, at its center, a minute opening called a micropyle, through which the sperm enters the egg.
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Owl Butterfly Eggs.
Each butterfly egg is surrounded by a hard outer shell, called the chorion, to protect the developing egg. The chorion is lined with a thin coating of wax inside to keep the egg from drying out. Via:myfunnypets.net
At one end of the egg is a complex design, at its center a minute opening, called a micropyle, through which the sperm enters the egg. The male passes a sperm packet called a spermatorphore to the female during in flight or on the ground mating. Internal fertilization takes place as the sperm travels down the female’s egg-laying tube and fertilizes each egg as it passes. Photograph by Martin Oeggerli.www.micronaut.ch
Butterflies in their adult stage can live from a week to nearly a year depending on the species.deviantart.com
Lesser Owl Butterfly Eggs in Colorado.
Butterfly eggs with eyes. Unknown type.
The egg stage lasts a few weeks in most butterflies, but eggs laid close to winter in areas with moderate temperatures, go through a resting stage and the larva will emerge in spring. Other butterflies may lay their eggs in the spring and have them hatch in the summer. Butterflies may have one (in cold climates) or more broods (in tropical climates) per year. Some species of butterflies over winter as eggs, some as caterpillars, some as a pupa (chrysalis), some even over winter as adults. Image via:myfunnypets.net
Adonis blue butterfly egg.
Photograph by Martin Oeggerli
Great Purple Hairstreak Butterfly (Atlides halesus) eggs on mistletoe leaf (6x) by David Millard of Austin, Texas.nikonsmallworld.com
Reakirt的蓝蝴蝶(Hemiargus isola)卵在粉红色粉扑花蕾(含羞草strigillosa)上放大了6倍。By David Millard of Austin, Texas.nikonsmallworld.com
Blue morpho butterfly egg.
The dark band signals a chemical reaction which occurs after fertilization. Image copyright: firstname.lastname@example.org,www.pbase.com
Question Mark Butterfly Eggs, Polygonia interrogationis (Fabricius), London, Ontario, Canada. A common, medium-sized, orange/black butterfly found in wooded areas and suburbs in the U.S. and Canada. With its wings folded together, it resembles a dead leaf. Image copyright: Jay Cossey. www.photographsfromnature.com
Red admiral butterfly egg in Stinging nettle trichomes (10x). By David Mallard.nikonsmallworld.com
Egg of the butterfly Polygonia c-album on a leaf of Salix caprea. Image by By Gilles San Martin.flickr.com
Eggs of the butterfly Carcharodus alceae (Hesperidae) on a leaf of its host plant Malva sp. Image by By Gilles San Martin.flickr.com
Egg of the butterfly Pararge aegeria with embryo/caterpillar visible inside. You can see through the egg shell, the head capsel (blackish) with the ocelli (eyes), the mandibles (reddish) and the base of the caterpillar body bristles (grayish dots on the lower part). Image by By Gilles San Martin.olympusbioscapes.com
Monarch Butterfly Caterpillar. Young milkweed plants are tender and monarchs often lay their small, ribbed eggs on the underside of an upper leaf (usually one per plant). The first meal a monarch larva eats is its egg shell. It then moves on to nearby milkweed leaf hairs, and then the leaf itself. Photo by Mary Holland.naturallycuriouswithmaryholland.wordpress.com
Monarch Butterfly Caterpillar. From above to this…leaf-gorged critter in a matter of weeks… Photo by David FitzSimmons.curious-critters.com
Monarch egg surface.
Black swallowtail butterfly egg.
Butterfly eggs are fixed to the leaf/plant with a special glue which hardens quickly. The nature of this extremely strong glue is still unknown. Image copyright: Jay Cossey.www.photographsfromnature.com
Eggs for breakfast.
Spicebush Swallowtail (Papilio troilus) Caterpillar.
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The butterfly’s life cycle consists of four stages: egg, larva, pupa (chrysalis) and adult. Some species are considered pests in their larval stages as they can damage crops or trees; however, some species are agents of pollination, and the caterpillars of a few butterflies eat harmful insects (e.g.,Harvesters).
Isn’t evolution wonderful?
也许我们可以停止以神的名义杀人…圣战证明创造是无稽之谈。为什么上帝创造了生命，却让它毁灭自己?Way to think…
And whats with man spending all the money on weapons to kill, while thousands of children die of starvation each day… But, sure there’s a loving god out in space, who is just waiting (for something) to come and save man from himself.
Maybe Santa will bring him, or he will show up with the tooth fairy. Maybe he’ll be in an egg from the Easter Bunny.
I think all good christservatives, should hold their breath until he show’s… That’s the way some children get their way.
If you believe in evolution, then you believe that organisms needed to develop territoriality which usually includes up to killing their own kind and others to protect their area. And that is natural.
Maybe people killing other people over religion is an evolved form of territoriality. Where perhaps one’s belief is their ‘area’ and when someone invades it with their different beliefs, killing ensues. And that is just an idea that doesn’t really relate to the point I want to make. But perhaps it makes what’s happening in the world more understandable and forgivable?
Maybe it’s when people are so sure of their beliefs that they instantly and emphatically deny all others helps breed the urge to kill. So perhaps going online, or door to door, or handing out flyers in a parking lot, and spraying ‘I’m right and your wrong’ everywhere, benign and well intentioned as it may seem, is feeding the fire.
This is not meant to be malevolent or spiteful either. Just food for thought. Like a little monarch egg sack for your brain
every house must have its builder
My leap is backed by scripture that states the maker respects your choices enough to back off and let you make them. He makes butterflies to prove his presence, creativity and genius – and goodness. The unnecessary frivolity of their beauty (beyond their utility) reflects his personality just like a painting will reflect mine or yours if we make one.
That freedom to choose might cause a pause to take seriously what we do happen to choose, because if He is good, and if we have any future after this life we may be asked to account for what we do with what we know just like kids on a playground might have to answer for their free choices afterward.
Also not meant spitefully at all – just a different perspective – I think the design in a butterfly scale at 15000X magnification speaks loudly of intricate intelligence behind it all. Freedom granted does not disprove it.
just a little butterfly egg for your brain