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Flutter By, Butterfly! A Second Grade Unit On Butterflies By: Mrs. Berrien Lakewood Elementary School Insert pictures of butterflies
What is a butterfly? A butterfly is an insect.
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.
Therefore, a butterfly: Has six jointed legs. Has three body parts. Has a pair of antennae. Has compound eyes. Has an exoskeleton.
The Parts of a Butterfly Insert picture of Butterfly Anatomy
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.
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
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.
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
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.
Life Cycle of a Butterfly Insert diagram: Life Cycle of Butterfly