Presentation on theme: "Morphological Adaptations of a Painted Lady Butterfly"— Presentation transcript:
1 Morphological Adaptations of a Painted Lady Butterfly By Bailey Bowers, Dan Krajewski, and Michael Ang
2 What is a Morphological Adaptation? Morphology is the study of the form or structure of a living thing.Here are some examples of morphological adaptations for a Painted Lady ButterflyButterfly WingsA caterpillar is worm-likeButterflies can lay eggsThe legs on a caterpillar go awayCaterpillars shed their skin
3 The Egg Stage Hard-ridged outer layer of shell Its called a chorion They are lined with a thin coating of waxPrevents eggs from drying outMicropyles holes that let sperm in
4 The Larva StageTentacles: a pair of thin movable organs on the caterpillar used for touching/feeling.Thoracic Legs: Used for holding food, jointed legs with hooksSpiracles: Holes in the caterpillars side that it breathes throughProlegs: Stumpy LegsDisadvantage: Very Big Eater, stays near plant where it was hatched, limited movement
5 The Pupa StageCremaster: Used to attach end of butterfly ‘s pupa to a twig or other structure. Series of small hooks or a just a single larger hook, hooks to a silk padChrysalis: Protective shell that caterpillar goes into for its transformation into a butterfly.Disadvantage: cannot move very vulnerable.
6 Adult Butterflies Four wings covered with tiny scales Fore wing and hind wing not hooked together for more graceful flightSix legs, Jointed legs help it walkFeet can stick to surfaces allowing to climb walls and stick on ceilingsEat nectar through proboscisProboscis is hollow tube that can roll into the headCompound eye gives them multiple visual receptors so the can see more thingsThe butterfly needs to pump blood to its wings to “inflate them” before it can fly so it is vulnerable to predators