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Flutter By, Butterfly! A Second Grade Unit On Butterflies By: Mrs. Berrien Lakewood Elementary School Insert pictures of butterflies.

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1 Flutter By, Butterfly! A Second Grade Unit On Butterflies By: Mrs. Berrien Lakewood Elementary School Insert pictures of butterflies

2 What is a butterfly? A butterfly is an insect.

3 What is an insect? An insect: Has six jointed legs. Has three body parts. Has a pair of antennae. Has compound eyes. Has an exoskeleton.

4 Therefore, a butterfly: Has six jointed legs. Has three body parts. Has a pair of antennae. Has compound eyes. Has an exoskeleton.

5 The Parts of a Butterfly Insert picture of Butterfly Anatomy

6 A butterfly has three main body parts. (body parts cont.) HEAD – the head is located at the front of the butterflys body. THORAX – the thorax is the middle body part. ABDOMEN - the abdomen is at the back of the butterflys body. It is the biggest of the three body parts.

7 A butterflys head (body parts cont.): Two compound eyes made up of many hexagonal lenses. A proboscis used to drink nectar from inside flowers. It remains curled when not eating. Insert picture of Butterfly anatomy

8 A butterflys thorax (body parts cont.): Four wings: The two wings closest to its head are the forewings and the two closest to the abdomen are the hindwings. Six jointed legs.

9 A butterflys abdomen (body parts cont.): The soft abdomen is divided into 10 parts. It contains the heart, reproductive organs, breathing pores, and digestive system. Insert diagram of Butterfly Anatomy

10 Life Cycle of the Butterfly Egg- a butterfly starts its life as an egg. Larva (caterpillar)- The larva hatches from the egg and eat leaves and flowers almost constantly. Pupa (chrysalis)- The caterpillar turns into a chrysalis (cocoon). Adult- A beautiful, flying adult butterfly emerges which will lay more eggs to repeat the cycle.

11 Life Cycle of a Butterfly Insert diagram: Life Cycle of Butterfly

12 Butterfly Habitats Backyards Wildflower gardens and meadows Open, grassy/brush-filled fields Forests Citrus groves Wet meadows Mountains


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