On this and the next page is shown a rare
and unique sequence of photos which depict a large male D. hercules
as it emerges from its pupal form. Ordinarily, this entire process
would take place within the darkness of a fully enclosed pupal cell.
However, here we are actually able to see this transformation happen since
the pupa has been removed from its natural cell and placed in an appropriately
sized box in which it is still able to emerge properly. These photos
were generously provided by J. Lai.