2What is a butterfly?A butterfly is an insect, which means it has: *six legs *three body parts: head, thorax, abdomen *two antenna with knobs at the endA butterfly’s life cycle has 4 stages.A butterfly eats nectar from flowers.A butterfly has four scaly wings.
3Click on graphic to read more about butterflies at Zoom School. A Butterfly’s BodyClick on graphic to read more about butterflies at Zoom School.
4Click on the pupa to see a movie of a butterfly emerging from a pupa. Butterfly Life CycleEggButterflyCaterpillarPupaClick on the pupa to see a movie of a butterfly emerging from a pupa.
5The butterfly’s proboscis is rolled when not in use. How Butterflies EatThe butterfly’s proboscis is unrolled and is used to drink the flower’s nectar.The butterfly’s proboscis is rolled when not in use.
6Butterfly in FlightButterflies are very good fliers. Their four wings are attached to their thorax. Butterflies can only fly if the temperature is above 86 degrees.
7Inside the wings of the Owl Butterfly Butterfly CamouflageThe spots on the back of this butterfly makes it look like an owl to its predators, so it is left alone instead of being eaten. Pretty smart huh?Inside the wings of the Owl Butterfly
8Beautiful Butterflies Butterflies come in all sorts of colors, shapes, and sizes.