A butterfly's life: volunteers record life cycle of Chinese butterfly
CGTN
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Conservation volunteers in east China's Nanjing City recorded the entire life cycle of Chinese luehdorfia, a butterfly species endemic to China.

In about 70 days, the butterfly's entire life was recorded on camera, including four stages: egg, larva, pupa and adult.

The butterfly has yellow and black stripes that resemble the skin of a tiger.

It's under second-class state protection in the country and is considered a treasure among insect experts.

(Cover image via video screenshot)

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