Filling Out and Drying the Wings

The wings are small and crinkled, the body stubby and plump with a reserve of fluid. “Seven’s” body pumps the extra fluid into his wings to fill them out before they dry.

Photo of butterfly within minutes of emerging from the chrysalis.

The wings are small and crinkled, the body stubby and plump with a reserve of fluid. “Seven’s” body pumps the extra fluid into his wings to fill them out before they dry.

By S. Felton

S. Felton is a writer, amateur naturalist, and the estuary.us website administrator.

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