Caterpillar Metamorphosis Looks Even More Alien When You Speed It Up

Oregon's endangered silverspot butterflies typically pupate into chrysalises over the course of several hours, in a nocturnal process rarely observed by humans. But in this time-lapse footage, members of the Oregon Zoo's butterfly lab have combined over 15,000 photographs to compress the transformation into a matter of seconds.

Read more about the Oregon Zoo's silverspot conservation efforts on the zoo's website.

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