Life Cycle of a Butterfly

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Life Cycle of a Butterfly

  1. 1. The Life Cycle of a Butterfly <br />Gabby Hamilton<br />EDU 290<br />11:00-12:15 <br />http://askabiologist.asu.edu/sites/default/files/monach_lifecycle3.gif<br />
  2. 2. What is a Butterfly?<br />Butterflies are insects.<br />They have four wings and six legs. <br />Butterflies have three body parts. <br />Their bodies are covered in tiny hairs. <br />http://7art-screensavers.com/screenshots/butterfly/reddish-butterfly.jpg<br />
  3. 3. What is a Life Cycle?<br />A life cycle goes through each stage of development.<br />The butterfly has four main stages: <br />One: Egg<br />Two: Caterpillar <br />Three: Chrysalis<br />Four: Butterfly<br />http://www.milleprime.com.sg/htm/elearning/lifecycleanimals/butterfly-life-cycle.gif<br />
  4. 4. Stage One: Eggs <br />The butterfly’s eggs are always small.<br />They can be oval or circular. <br />Sometimes eggs have ridges or indents on them. <br />http://www.thebutterflysite.com/life-cycle.shtml<br />http://exhibits.pacsci.org/insects/buttermoth.html<br />
  5. 5. Stage One: Eggs <br />The butterfly’s eggs are laid on a leaf. <br />Eggs are always by food so the caterpillar can eat after it has hatched.<br />If you look closely sometimes you can see the caterpillar growing inside of the egg.<br />http://www.images.on.ca/Cossey/Eggs%20Gallery/images/Butterfly%20Anglewing%20QMark%20eggs%20R0081%20opt.jpg<br />
  6. 6. Stage Two: Caterpillar <br />Caterpillar’s hatch from the butterfly’s eggs. <br />They spend most of their time eating.<br />The caterpillar needs to eat so it can grow. <br />http://www.thebutterflysite.com/life-cycle.shtml<br />
  7. 7. Stage Two: Caterpillar<br />This stage is where the most growing takes place. <br />As they grow bigger caterpillars shed their skin. <br />All caterpillars do not look the same and do not eat the same leaves. <br />http://www.thekidswindow.co.uk/images/CMScontent/Image/caterpillar.jpg<br />
  8. 8. Stage Three: Chrysalis <br />When caterpillars are fully grown they make a button of silk that helps them stick to a leaf or twig.<br />The caterpillar sheds it skin for the last time.<br />Under the old skin is a hard skin called a chrysalis.<br />http://www.scottcamazine.com/photos/monarch/images/02pupation_jpg.jpg<br />
  9. 9. Stage Three: Chrysalis <br /> The chrysalis is usually brown or green.<br />They blend into the background because they do not want to be bothered.<br />When the caterpillar is in the chrysalis it is changing.<br />http://www.carolinabutterflysociety.org/baldwin/BlkSwallowtailChrysalisAug-06opt.jpg<br />
  10. 10. Stage Three: Chrysalis <br />The caterpillar’s organs and other body parts dissolve while in the chrysalis.<br />Their body parts then re-grow into the organs, tissues, limbs, and wings of the butterfly. <br />http://www.kidsbutterfly.org/files/images/Danaus_plexippus4.jpg<br />
  11. 11. Stage Four: Butterfly<br />After the caterpillar is done growing inside the chrysalis a butterfly will come out.<br />When it first hatches the butterfly will not be able to use it’s wings. <br />The wings will be soft and folded against the butterfly’s body. <br />http://www.thebutterflysite.com/life-cycle.shtml<br />
  12. 12. Stage Four: Butterfly<br />Blood will pumped through the butterfly’s wings to make them big and strong enough to fly.<br />The butterfly will learn to fly 3-4 hours after it comes out of the chrysalis.<br />The butterfly is finally an adult. <br />http://www.free-nature-animal-butterfly-wallpaper.com/wallpapers/butterfly15.jpg<br />
  13. 13. Fun Facts<br />Butterflies can see red, green, and yellow.<br />Butterflies can not fly if their body temperature is less than 86 degrees. <br />The average lifespan for a butterfly is about one month.<br />Butterflies eat water, nectar, and liquids from different fruits. <br />http://www.cornwall-butterfly-conservation.org.uk/images/mambo/stories/large/leontruscott/peacock_butterfly.jpg<br />
  14. 14. Do Butterflies Look The Same On Both Sides?<br />http://www.kidsbutterfly.org/faq/appearance/6<br />
  15. 15. Works Citied <br /> Butterfly and moth life cycle . (2000). Retrieved October 6, 2010, from Pacific Science Center website: http://exhibits.pacsci.org/insects/buttermoth.html<br />Butterfly Life Cycle . (n.d.). Retrieved October 6, 2010, from TheButterflySite.com website: http://www.thebutterflysite.com/life-cycle.shtml<br />Fun Butterfly Facts . (n.d.). Retrieved October 3, 2010, from http://www.thebutterflysite.com/facts.shtml#funfacts<br />Opler, P. A. (n.d.). The Children's Butterfly Site . Retrieved October 6, 2010, from Montana State University websitehttp://www.kidsbutterfly.org/life-cycle<br />Pupa. (2010, October 2). Retrieved October 6, 2010, from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chrysalis#Chrysalis<br />

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