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Follow the lifecycle of a painted lady butterfly.

Follow the lifecycle of a painted lady butterfly.

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  • Painted Lady Butterflies
    Follow the life
    of a painted lady butterfly
  • Life Cycle of a Painted Lady
    Egg
    Larva - caterpillar
    Pupa - chrysalis
    Adult butterfly
    *The series of transformations is
    COMPLETE METAMORPHOSIS
  • Stage 1- Egg
    The butterfly begins its life as an egg.
    Egg is the size of a pin head
    Pale green with 12-14 ridges
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  • Stage 2 – Larvae (caterpillar)
    Black with yellow-green stripes and long spines
    It has 6 true legs and 10 prolegs to help it move
    The caterpillar eats a lot and grows quickly
    The caterpillar spins a silk button to attache itself upside-down to a twig or leaf and forms a J.
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  • Stage 3 – Pupa (chrysallis)
    *Reddish brown pupa
    *Inside the pupa, the caterpillar takes about 10 days to change into a butterfly.
    *A fully-grown adult butterfly emerges from the chrysalis.
  • Stage 4 – Adult (Butterfly)
    A butterfly has a head, thorax, abdomen and four wings. It also has six legs, however only four are used.
    The butterfly also has two eyes made up of 10,000 lenses.
    The butterfly’s tongue is known as a proboscis. It is used to drink nectar.
    A butterfly can also hear with its two antennae attached to its head.
    · A butterfly tastes through its feet and breaths through the side of its body.
  • Can you identify the parts of a butterfly?
    thorax
    abdomen
    proboscis
    antenna
    hindwing
    head
    legs
    compound eye
    forewing
  • Match each picture to the correct stage
    Larvae
    Adult Butterfly
    Pupa
    Egg
  • Butterflies are symmetrical (both sides are identical). Click on the picture below then use the paint dots to design your own butterfly. Make sure it is symmetrical.
  • The Butterfly song
    (to the tune of "Up on the Housetop")
    First comes a butterfly and lays an egg,Out comes a caterpillar with many legs,Oh see the caterpillar spin and spin,A little chrysalis to sleep in.
    Oh, oh ,oh wait and see oh, oh, oh wait and seeOut of the chrysalis, my oh myout comes a pretty butterfly.
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    Yahoo, . (2010). Http://www.flickr.com/photos/33465428@n02/3630306422/. Retrieved from .com/subjects/butterfly/
    Mrs. welch's first grade butterfly journal. (2003-2004). Retrieved from http://www.welchsclass.com/xwork/butterflywork0304.htm
    Smith, E. (n.d.). Butterfly fun facts. Retrieved from http://www.butterflyfunfacts.com/butterfly-moth-eggs.phpbutterflywork0304.htm
    Butterfly Release Co., Initials. (2010). Raise your own butterflies. Retrieved from http://raiseyourownbutterflies.com/projects.htm
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