Welcome to Fred's Butterfly Pages

This is a preview page for the folks that want a "Readers Digest" version of the transformation of a caterpillar into a beautiful butterfly.

Monarch Butterfly/caterpillar

Monarch Female on a Cosmos
the caterpillar (see text below).

All Photos by Fred Sgrosso

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I have mentioned that I like things that fly. One of the most interesting photographic endeavors I did in 1999 was to document the metamorphosis of Monarch Butterfly.

For Complete Information on the MONARCH MIRACLE, click on the large picture below--- or for specific information or enlarged photographs click on the smaller photos.

The life cycle of a Monarch Butterfly .

Larvae Stage

The first stage of
building a butterfly.

The Finished Product

1999 Female Monarch

Getting Ready for her Southern Trip

Monarch on Butterfly Bush

Step #2

"J " Form

Step #3


Step #4


All Photographs by Fred Sgrosso --Fall 1999

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Last updated on 12/22/99