Different Kinds of Butterflies How They Live Where They Live Birth of the Butterfly Some Common Butterflies Life Cycles Parts of the Butterfly Fast Facts Pictures and Videos Author’s Page Concept Map Resources What is a Butterfly??? Quit
Read this poem to learn how the birth of the butterfly happens!
I found a cocoon That a caterpillar made, Fastened to a leaf Hanging in the shade. He barely had room To wiggle or wag, Like me zipped up In my sleeping bag.
I looked each time That I passed his way, But he never budged Until just today. Something happened! He wagged and wiggled And then climbed out And carefully jiggled Small wet wings That grew as they dried . He'd turned to a butterfly Inside!
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Painted Lady Butterfly Vanessa cardui Monarch Butterfly Danaus plexippus Tiger Longwing Heliconius hecale Great Mormon Swallowtail Papilio memnon Owl Butterfly Caligo spp. Common Wood Nymph Cercyonis pegala Julia Longwing Dryas julia Click on the name to go to a website to learn more! Quit Buckeye Butterfly Junonia coenia