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The weird and wonderful metamorphosis of the butterfly - Franziska Bauer

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In order to become a butterfly, a caterpillar’s body dissolves almost completely and is rebuilt from its own juices. Butterflies are just a few of the 800,000 insect species that transition from larvae to adults through complete metamorphosis. But how exactly does this process work? Franziska Bauer explains how these squishy larvae emerge as armored, aerodynamic, and nimble adults.

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Meet The Creators

  • Educator Franziska Bauer
  • Director Avi Ofer
  • Script Editor Elizabeth Cox
  • Animator Avi Ofer
  • Composer Marcos Tawil
  • Sound Designer Marcos Tawil
  • Associate Producer Elizabeth Cox
  • Content Producer Gerta Xhelo
  • Editorial Producer Alex Rosenthal
  • Narrator Addison Anderson
  • Fact-Checker Brian Gutierrez

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