Sacraments in the animal world: photos of caterpillars and butterflies in which they turn

Sacraments in the animal world: photos of caterpillars and butterflies in which they turn

Inside the cocoons the caterpillars are converted into a liquid substance, retaining only rudimentary “plates”, which will evolve wings and eyes of a butterfly.Surprisingly, many of the tracks look nearly as impressive as the butterflies that they become. Bright colors of many of them serves as protection from predators, as signals of toxicity.

Sailboat or Tail-1
Sailboat or Tail-1

Polyura Sempronius-2
Polyura Sempronius-2

Acharia Stimulea-1
Acharia Stimulea-1

Phobetron pithecium-2
Phobetron pithecium-2

Cecropia-2
Cecropia-2

Dalceride or Acraga Coa-2
Dalceride or Acraga Coa-2

Dalceride or Acraga Coa-1
Dalceride or Acraga Coa-1

Isa textula-1
Isa textula-1

Butterfly Brameya-1
Butterfly Brameya-1

Acharia Stimulea-2
Acharia Stimulea-2

Phobetron Pithecium-1
Phobetron Pithecium-1

Sailboat or Tail-2
Sailboat or Tail-2

Syssphinx hubbardi moth or Hubbard-1 small silkworm
Syssphinx hubbardi moth or Hubbard-1 small silkworm

Peacock-eye io-2
Peacock-eye io-2

Spotted Apatelodes-2
Spotted Apatelodes-2

Spotted Apatelodes-1
Spotted Apatelodes-1

Megalopygid Butterfly or Flannel Moth-1
Megalopygid Butterfly or Flannel Moth-1

Megalopygid butterfly or flannel moth-2
Megalopygid butterfly or flannel moth-2

Syssphinx hubbardi moth or Hubbard-2 small silkworm
Syssphinx hubbardi moth or Hubbard-2 small silkworm

Butterfly Brameya-2
Butterfly Brameya-2

Polyksen Sailboat or Black Sailboat-2
Polyksen Sailboat or Black Sailboat-2

Peacock-eye io-1
Peacock-eye io-1

Large butterfly Attacus Atlas-1
Large butterfly Attacus Atlas-1

Morpho or Blue Morph-1
Morpho or Blue Morph-1

Sluggish Isochaetes Beutenmuelleri-2
Sluggish Isochaetes Beutenmuelleri-2

Polyura Sempronius-1
Polyura Sempronius-1

Harpy big-1
Harpy big-1

Harpy big-2
Harpy big-2

Glass butterfly Greta Oto-1
Glass butterfly Greta Oto-1

Polyksen Sailboat or Black Sailboat-1
Polyksen Sailboat or Black Sailboat-1

Sluggish Isochaetes Beutenmuelleri-1
Sluggish Isochaetes Beutenmuelleri-1

Isa textula
Isa textula

Large butterfly Attacus Atlas-2
Large butterfly Attacus Atlas-2

Butterfly Sailboat-1
Butterfly Sailboat-1

Morpho or Blue Morph-2
Morpho or Blue Morph-2

Glass butterfly Greta Oto-2
Glass butterfly Greta Oto-2

Cecropia-1
Cecropia-1

Butterfly Sailboat-2
Butterfly Sailboat-2