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Daunaus plexippus eggs laid on the underside of the lamina of a milkweed plant

Butterfly eggs are the eggs of a butterfly and the first stage of a Butterfly.
The egg to Caterpillar to Pupa to butterfly. The eggs are laid in either clusters or an individual egg on each leaf, Many lepidopterans are highly specified regarding the plants they derive their nutrition from. Nutritional intake is perhaps the most essential thing in a caterpillars life, especially saturniids as saturniids live very extremely short lives and do not possess mouthparts, instead they simply use the nutrional intake they consumed as a juvenile throughout their lives as an adult.

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