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Top of a Red Lacewing butterfly egg Cethosia biblis On this butterfly egg, the lacy pattern marks the micropyle, where sperm enters. A similar design appears on the scaly wings that gave the red lacewing butterfly its name.

Butterfly eggs

Morpho peleides . Blue morpho butterfly egg, Morpho peleides, the red band signals a chemical reaction that follows fertilization, inside the egg is the germ of a blue morpho, one of the world’s largest butterflies, with a wingspan of five to eight inches,

Morpho peleides

Fractal symmetry in nture - White Royal butterfly egg (Pratapa deva relata). See

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