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1 Wings of spring Float 22 By malik and jonas

2 Butterfly Stages A butterfly has four stages egg, larva, pupa, and adult. A butterfly has four stages egg, larva, pupa, and adult. Each stage has a different purpose Example: a larva has to eat a lot during its stage while an adult reproduces during its stage. Each stage has a different purpose Example: a larva has to eat a lot during its stage while an adult reproduces during its stage. An adult eats different kinds of food than a larva. An adult eats different kinds of food than a larva.

3 Butterfly Stage One The Egg The butterfly starts its life as an egg. The butterfly starts its life as an egg. The female butterfly lays the egg in its short lifetime. The female butterfly lays the egg in its short lifetime. Eggs are always laid by a host plant. Eggs are always laid by a host plant. There is a yolk inside each egg that nourishes the developing larva. There is a yolk inside each egg that nourishes the developing larva.

4 Butterfly stage two The Larva The larva is the caterpillar stage of butterflies The larva is the caterpillar stage of butterflies The larva hatches from any butterfly egg and will eventually then pupate and get ready to become an adult butterfly. The larva hatches from any butterfly egg and will eventually then pupate and get ready to become an adult butterfly. Larvas eat a surplus of food and grow very quickly. Larvas eat a surplus of food and grow very quickly. A larva's diet consist of leaves of plants. A larva's diet consist of leaves of plants. The monarch butterfly, for example, eats poisonous milkweed during its caterpillar stage. The monarch butterfly, for example, eats poisonous milkweed during its caterpillar stage.

5 Butterfly stage three The Pupa The pupa is a stage in a butterflys life when it is enclosed in a chrysalis and is undergoing metamorphosis. The pupa is a stage in a butterflys life when it is enclosed in a chrysalis and is undergoing metamorphosis. The pupa doesnt eat at all in this stage. The pupa doesnt eat at all in this stage. The pupa stage may last a few days to many months depending on the type of caterpillar. The pupa stage may last a few days to many months depending on the type of caterpillar. The monarch stays in its pupa for days. The monarch stays in its pupa for days.

6 The final stage The Adult Butterfly An adult butterfly emerges full-grown from the chrysalis. The adult is the final stage of the butterfly. The primary purpose of the adult is to mate and reproduce. The life cycle of a butterfly occurs mostly between October through early March. (Fall to Spring)

7 Bibliography "What is a Butterfly?" Ed. Jeananda Col Jan. & feb


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