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2 Metamorphosis: Butterflies and Moths Click on a picture to learn more about the person. Click on the home button to return back to this page. Use the arrows to move forward and backward in the presentation. Insects Life Cycle Caterpillar Facts Butterfly and Moth Facts Kinds of Butterflies and Moths

3 All insects are alike in certain ways. All insects have six legs. They also all have three main parts to their bodies. Most insects have wings and a pair of feelers called antennae. All insects start life as a small egg. -Brandon Insects

4 Life Cycle The Life Cycle The Adult The Egg The Moth Pupa The Larva Metamorphosis The Butterfly Pupa

5 Caterpillars grow and change into a butterfly or moth. This change is called metamorphosis. -Makaila Metamorphosis

6 Butterflies look different from each other, but all butterflies grow and change in the same way. This is called a life cycle. It has four stages. -Dalton The Life Cycle

7 A butterfly starts its life as an egg. The mother butterfly lays many eggs. Inside each egg is a caterpillar. Eggs are laid in the spring or summer. -Dakota Stage 1 - The Egg

8 A caterpillar hatches from an egg. It’s time to eat. The caterpillar gobbles up leaves all day. -Tyejah Stage 2 - The Larva

9 The caterpillar grows a hard skin around itself. The skin is called a chrysalis (say kris-uh-lis). The caterpillar changes inside the chrysalis. -LaJohn Stage 3 - The Butterfly Pupa

10 The pupa stage is sometimes called the “resting stage” because, in this stage, insects usually do not move around. Moth larva make a cocoon spun from their silken webs. -Jacob O. Stage 3 - The Moth Pupa

11 Butterflies are insects. Both butterflies and moths belong to the family of insects called Lepidoptera. -John O. Stage 4 - The Adult

12 Caterpillar Facts Caterpillar Body Parts Molting It’s Skin

13 A caterpillar has a head and thirteen body segments, six true legs, eight prolegs, twelve eyes and breathing holes called spiracles. -Jamia Caterpillar Body Parts

14 Caterpillars have a head, 23 body segments, 6 true legs and 8 to 10 false legs. Their mouths are called mandibles. -Courtney Molting It’s Skin

15 Butterfly and Moth Facts The Body of a Butterfly The Mouth Strange Facts What They Eat Comparing Moths and Butterflies The Wings

16 A butterfly or moth has three main body parts. They are the head, thorax and abdomen. They have six legs, two antenna and wings. -Atmila The Body of a Butterfly

17 The wing colors are made up of tiny little scales a little bit like the scales on a fish. If you touch a butterfly’s wings, some scales will come off on your finger and you will be able to see the color. -Tesla The Wings

18 Butterflies find food with their eyes. Butterflies and moths have compound eyes. Their eyes are made up of hundreds of lenses. They can see in all directions. They smell with their antenna and taste with their front feet. -Wesley Strange Facts

19 All butterflies and moths that eat when they are adults have a proboscis for a mouth. This is a hollow tube used for sucking up nectar, water, and other liquids. When not in use, the proboscis is coiled up in front of the insect’s head. -Jacob S. The Mouth

20 Nectar is the sweet liquid produced by many flowers and is the most common food of many moths and butterflies. Some species eat the juice of rotting fruit or tree sap. -John M. What They Eat

21 How can you tell a moth from a butterfly? There are three different ways. 1- A butterfly is lighter colored than most moths. 2- Butterflies fly in the day and moths fly at night. 3- Moths have hairy antennae and butterflies have smooth ones. Those are just some of the comparisons of a butterfly and moth. -Grace Comparing Moths and Butterflies

22 Kinds of Butterflies and Moths Tiger Moth Swallowtail Butterfly Luna Moth Painted Lady Butterfly Cabbage Butterfly

23 The body of the Cabbage Butterfly is all black and all of the wings are white. There is a black band at the tip of the top wing and a dot in the center. In the center of the bottom wing is another dot. It is 1.3-1.8 inches in width, and 1.5-2.0 inches in height. The butterfly is found throughout North America. It eats cabbage, broccoli, and cauliflower. -Aaron Cabbage Butterfly

24 The Painted Lady prefers nectar from plants 3-6 feet high. The butterfly lives almost everywhere except in Australia and Antarctica. Painted Lady butterflies have a wing span of 2-2 7/8 inches (5.1- 7.3 cm). The wings are orange-brown and dark brown. -Brianna Painted Lady Butterfly

25 The swallowtail has two tails on its wings. These tails look like the long wings of a bird called the swallow. There are different kinds of swallowtail butterflies. Some live in wet marshes. Others live in dry fields. Swallowtails live all over the world, except for the frozen lands! -Michael Swallowtail Butterfly

26 The Isabella Tiger Moth’s abdomen is brown and yellow with black marks. The wings are brown and yellow. The wingspan is 2 inches wide. Animals will not eat the Tiger Moth because it is poisonous. The woolly bear caterpillar is red, brown and black on both ends on the spine. The woolly bear caterpillars are actually the larva of the Tiger Moth. -Bailey Tiger Moth

27 The Luna moth lives in North America and the eastern U.S. The wings have long tails and the color is greenish yellow. The Luna moth has a wingspan of 4.5-5 inches and is one of the largest moths in North America. -Amanda Luna Moth

28 Created by: Mrs. O’Hara’s 2nd Grade class with Mrs. Dostal Lincoln School 2007

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