(This is the photo I first edited and shared before later working on all of them so the words don't quite match the ongoing going sequence, or the title. This would have been Monarch # 3 Emerging View 4)
This is butterfly #3 emerging from its chrysalis. The process is called eclosing. And it took about 30 seconds from splitting to totally out. Sat and stared at that thing for an hour and a half after missing butterfly #2 come out first.
Monarch Butterfly Eclosure (Danaus plexippus)