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Monarch Butterfly Life Cycle

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 /><br />
  2. 2. Monarch egg<br /><ul><li>Eggs are laid on milkweed plants.</li></ul><br />
  3. 3. Monarch egg<br /><ul><li>It takes around four days for the egg to hatch.</li></ul><br />
  4. 4. Larva<br /><ul><li> Once they hatch the baby caterpillars are called larva.</li></ul><br />
  5. 5. Growth<br /><ul><li> They eat and eat for about two weeks.</li></ul><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><br />
  7. 7. Chrysalis<br /><ul><li>They begin to turn in to a chrysalis or pupa. </li></ul><br />
  8. 8. Chrysalis<br /><ul><li> They are a chrysalis for 9-12 days.</li></ul><br />
  9. 9. Chrysalis <br /><ul><li> As it gets closer to emerging, the chrysalis becomes more clear.</li></ul><br />
  10. 10. About to Emerge<br /><br />
  11. 11. Butterfly!<br /><ul><li>When the Butterfly first emerges its wings are soft and wrinkled.</li></ul><br />
  12. 12. Butterfly!<br /><ul><li>The Monarch hangs upside down until its wings are flat and hard.</li></ul><br />
  13. 13. Butterfly!<br /><ul><li> It then flies off to start the cycle all over again.</li></ul><br />
  14. 14. Sources <br /><br /><br />