These microscopic photos of butterfly eggs by National Geographic, Prüftechnik Uri, and the University Applied Sciences Northwestern Switzerland are truly fascinating. I find them even more beautiful than the adult insects. Same goes for their incredible caterpillars.

Above, a Dryas iulia butterfly egg. Below, the caterpillar and the adult butterfly.

This is an Adonis blue butterfly egg, with its caterpillar and fully grown adult specimen under it.

A Blue morpho butterfly egg, caterpillar and adult specimen. With a wingspan of 8-inches, it's one of the largest in the world.


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