Life cycles of a monarch butterfly

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  • 1. Life Cycles of a MonarchButterflyLaToya Claiborne
  • 2. Monarch Egg Monarch butterfly egg. The egg will hatch in about 8 days. SidPix. “Monarch Life Cycle”. 26 December 2009. Online Image. Flickr. 23 June 2012. http://www.flickr.com/photos/sidm/4813477606/in/photostream/.
  • 3.  This is a recently hatched caterpillar.  A caterpillars first meal is when it eats its way out of the shell. Now the caterpillar begins to eat at the leaf. SidPix. “Monarch Life Cycle”. 9 January 2010. Online Image. Flickr. 22 June 2012. http://www.flickr.com/photos/sidm/4813477744/in/set-72157624547070910/.
  • 4. CaterpillerThe caterpillar continues toeat at the leaf, so he cangrow. The marks on the leaf iswhat has been eaten by thecaterpillar. SidPix. “Monarch Life Cycle.” 9 January 2009. Online Image. Flickr. 30 June 2012. http://www.flickr.com/photos/sidm/4812853459/in/photostream/
  • 5. The caterpillar continues to eatand grow. He is almost ready forpupation (stage where the caterpillarTransform into a butterfly). SidPix. “Monarch Life Cycle”. 19 April 2010. Onine Image. Flickr. 22 June 2012. http://www.flickr.com/photos/sidm/4813478124/in/set-72157624547070910/.
  • 6. Monarch Caterpillarbeginning stage of pupation.The caterpillar begins by makinghimself into a “J” shape. SidPix. “Monarch Life Cycle”. 10 May 2010. Online Image. Flickr. 22 June 2012. http://www.flickr.com/photos/sidm/4813478272/in/set-72157624547070910/.
  • 7. The caterpillar begins to shedits skin. Look closely near thehead of the caterpillar. SidPix. “Monarch Life Cycle.” 10 May 2009. Online Image. Flickr. 30 June 2012. http://www.flickr.com/photos/sidm/4813478370/in/photostream/.
  • 8. Monarch Caterpillar transformation to a pupa (chrysalis). The chrysalis is very soft.SidPix. “Monarch Life Cycle”. 10 May 2010. Online Image. Flickr. 22 June 2012.http://www.flickr.com/photos/sidm/4813478466/in/set-72157624547070910/.
  • 9. The caterpillar takes about 12minutes to molt. Soon it will becompletely covered. SidPix. “Monarch Life Cycle.” Online Image. Flickr. 30 June 2012. http://www.flickr.com/photos/sidm/4813478626/sizes/m/i n/photostream/.
  • 10. The casing is hardening. The adultbutterfly is beginning to form. SidPix. “Monarch Life Cycle.” 10 May 2009. Online Image. Flickr. 30 June 2012. http://www.flickr.com/photos/sidm/4813040593/in/photostrea m/
  • 11. Monarch ChrysalisThe monarch butterfly is in the hardcasing, known as a chrysalis. SidPix. “Monarch Life Cycle”. 11 May 2009. Online Image. Flickr. 22 June 2012. http://www.flickr.com/photos/sidm/4813664836/in/set- 72157624547070910/.
  • 12. Before the butterfly is due thechrysalis turns black. The wingsof the butterfly begin to show. SidPix. “Monarch Life Cycle.” 2 June 2009. Online Image. Flickr. 30 June 2012. http://www.flickr.com/photos/sidm/4813040967/in/photostrea m/.
  • 13. Monarch Butterfly chrysalis cracks and the butterflyemerges. SidPix. “Monarch Life Cycle.” 22 April 2010. Online Image. Flickr. 22 June 2012. http://www.flickr.com/photos/sidm/4813665260/in/ set-72157624547070910/.
  • 14. The butterfly holds ontothe remains of thechrysalis. The butterfly’swings are soft and it isnot ready to fly. SidPix. “Monarch Life Cycle.” 22 April 2010. Online Image. Flickr. 30 June 2012. http://www.flickr.com/photos/sidm/4813041379/in/photostream/.
  • 15. The Monarch butterfly continuesto hold onto the chrysalis. Hewill continue to hold on until heis ready to fly. SidPix. “Monarch Life Cycle.” 22 April 2010. Onine Image. Flickr. 30 June 2012. http://www.flickr.com/photos/sidm/4813041613/in/photostrea m/.
  • 16. The butterfly’s wings havehardened and the butterflymakes his way up the plant. Thebutterfly is getting ready to fly. SidPix. “Monarch Life Cycle.” 22 April 2010. Online Image. Flickr. 30 June 2012. http://www.flickr.com/photos/sidm/4813042141/sizes/m/in/pho tostream/.
  • 17. MonarchButterfly readyto fly. SidPix. “Monarch Life Cycle”. 22 April 2010. Online Image. Flickr.22 June 2012. http://www.flickr.com/photos/sidm/4813042397/in/set- 72157624547070910/.