A Monarch Butterfly is Born at Zoëtry Casa Del Mar Resort & Spa

Have you ever wondered exactly what happens to a caterpillar as it undergoes its transformation into a beautiful butterfly? Thanks to local butterfly farm Sia Tikuva, recent guests at Zoëtry Casa Del Mar Resort & Spa had the chance to witness this little miracle of nature.

Sia Tikuva brought a Monarch caterpillar to the resort and kept it in a special, veiled vase at the front desk for everyone to see. The black and yellow striped caterpillar metamorphosed to form a green cocoon and then a black one. Finally, after about a month, the creature opened its wings and revealed to the world that it was now a stunning Monarch butterfly.

Check out these amazing photos of the caterpillar’s remarkable transformation!

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The happy caterpillar delights in hanging off of it’s personal leaf inside the vase.

The green cocoon is the primary stage of the Monarch caterpillar’s transformation.

The green cocoon is the primary stage of the Monarch caterpillar’s transformation.

The black cocoon is the primary stage of the Monarch caterpillar’s transformation.

The black cocoon is the primary stage of the Monarch caterpillar’s transformation.

The caterpillar’s secondary cocoon. Look closely—you can see the butterfly wings inside!

The caterpillar’s secondary cocoon. Look closely—you can see the butterfly wings inside!

The transformation is complete! The result is a gorgeous Monarch butterfly!

The transformation is complete! The result is a gorgeous Monarch butterfly!

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A Monarch Butterfly is Born at Zoëtry Casa Del Mar Resort & Spa!