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The Lifecycle of the Butterfly and the Silk Moth.
By Darcy Piazza
The butterfly and the silk worm have unique lifecycles.
Their life cycles consist of four stages: egg larva: caterpillar and silkworm pupa: cocoon or chrysalis butterfly or silk moth
First Stage: Egg Each adult butterfly and silkworm lays hundreds of eggs in neat rows. They may be round like balls or flat like pancakes. net/naturfotografie/ eier2_6e.htm
Second Stage: Larva The caterpillar and the silkworm eat and grow. Silkworms eat only mulberry leaves. Caterpillars eat leaves specific to their species.
Third Stage: Pupa The caterpillar spins a chrysalis.
The silkworm spins a cocoon.
Fourth Stage:Butterfly and Silk Moth
The caterpillar hatches from it’s chrysalis into a butterfly. The silkworm hatches from it’s cocoon into a silk moth.
Begin Again! The butterfly and the silk moth lay eggs to start the lifecycle again. net/naturfotografie/ eier2_6e.htm
Questions: What are the four stages of a caterpillar lifecycle?
How many eggs do silk moths lay? What do caterpillars and silkworms eat?
Work Cited: net/naturfotografie/ eier2_6e.htm
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