Monarch Butterfly Life Cycle

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Explaining the stages in the life cycle of a Monarch butterfly.

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Monarch Butterfly Life Cycle

  1. 1. Monarch Butterfly Life Cycle <br />By Emily Munro <br />http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2760/4349825055_29f3a1f332_o.png<br />
  2. 2. Monarch egg<br /><ul><li>Eggs are laid on milkweed plants.</li></ul>http://www.flickr.com/photos/kiwinz/3350543945/<br />
  3. 3. Monarch egg<br /><ul><li>It takes around four days for the egg to hatch.</li></ul>http://www.flickr.com/photos/wonderferret/390903911/in/photostream/<br />
  4. 4. Larva<br /><ul><li> Once they hatch the baby caterpillars are called larva.</li></ul>http://www.flickr.com/photos/wonderferret/390901729/<br />
  5. 5. Growth<br /><ul><li> They eat and eat for about two weeks.</li></ul>http://www.flickr.com/photos/russellbernice/255200436/<br />
  6. 6. “J”<br /><ul><li>When they are full grown and ready to turn in to a butterfly they hang in a “J”. </li></ul>http://www.flickr.com/photos/elisfanclub/4577150091/sizes/l/in/photostream/<br />
  7. 7. Chrysalis<br /><ul><li>They begin to turn in to a chrysalis or pupa. </li></ul>http://www.flickr.com/photos/oakleyoriginals/3972597389/in/photostream/<br />
  8. 8. Chrysalis<br /><ul><li> They are a chrysalis for 9-12 days.</li></ul>http://www.flickr.com/photos/elisfanclub/4577783826/sizes/z/in/photostream/<br />
  9. 9. Chrysalis <br /><ul><li> As it gets closer to emerging, the chrysalis becomes more clear.</li></ul>http://www.flickr.com/photos/tiswango/2424922027/<br />
  10. 10. About to Emerge<br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/27948818@N05/3086525910/<br />
  11. 11. Butterfly!<br /><ul><li>When the Butterfly first emerges its wings are soft and wrinkled.</li></ul>http://www.flickr.com/photos/cabeel/3625617449/in/photostream/<br />
  12. 12. Butterfly!<br /><ul><li>The Monarch hangs upside down until its wings are flat and hard.</li></ul>http://www.flickr.com/photos/cabeel/3625628155/in/photostream/<br />
  13. 13. Butterfly!<br /><ul><li> It then flies off to start the cycle all over again.</li></ul>http://www.flickr.com/photos/calliope/207429356/sizes/z/in/photostream/<br />
  14. 14. Sources <br />http://www.fs.fed.us/monarchbutterfly/faqs.shtml<br />http://askabiologist.asu.edu/monarch-life-cycle<br />

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