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EGG CATERPILLAR CHRYSALIS BUTTERFLY CHALLENGE QUESTIONS 1 2 3 4.

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1 EGG CATERPILLAR CHRYSALIS BUTTERFLY CHALLENGE QUESTIONS

2  The egg of a monarch butterfly is very small and white  You can find them on what is called a milkweed plant  The eggs are usually laid between the months of March and April  It takes about 4 days for an egg to hatch MILKWEED

3 Did you know that the Monarch butterfly is known by scientists as Danaus plexippus? In Greek it literally means "sleepy transformation."

4  This could also be called a larva  They normally grow to be about two inches long  After hatching, the caterpillar is so small it can barely be seen.  In just 9 to 14 days it is about 2" long and is now full grown.  A caterpillar has eight pair of legs, the first three pair of legs later become the butterfly's legs.

5 Each adult butterfly lives only about four to five weeks How long do monarch butterflies live?

6  This can also be called a pupa. o get here the caterpillar hangs upside-down in a “J” shape. hey hang like this for about a day.  At first the chrysalis is very soft, an hour later it hardens.

7 Where do monarch butterflies migrate to? The middle of Mexico

8  The butterfly stays in the chrysalis from 9-14 days.  You are able to see it change from green to orange and black.  When it emerges the wings are wet and it is very fragile.  It take the wings about an hour to dry and become full size.  It takes the butterfly 4-6 days in order to mature so they can lay eggs.

9 They move at a pace between 50 to 80 miles a day. How far do monarch butterflies travel a day when migrating?

10  Monarch butterflies are the only insect to migrate up to 2,500 miles to get out of the cold weather and hibernate.  Did you know that monarch butterflies are poisonous?  The female Monarch lays about 400 eggs on the underside of a separate leaves of milkweed plants.  Monarch butterflies begin life as eggs and hatch as larvae that eat their eggshells.  When the caterpillars shed their skin they actually eat it. More Information!


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