Life cycle of a butterfly


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Powerpoint about the life cycle of the monarch butterfly

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Life cycle of a butterfly

  1. 1. Life Cycle of a Butterfly By S. Vick Created 3/8/2009
  2. 2. First Stage of a Butterfly <ul><li>Before I was a caterpillar, I was a small round egg. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Picture of egg <ul><li>The small round egg is laying on a leaf. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Second stage of Butterfly <ul><li>Look at me!! </li></ul><ul><li>Once I was an egg, </li></ul><ul><li>now I am a caterpillar. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Caterpillar Can you see my stubby legs and my small antennas? Look at the pattern on my body.
  6. 6. Caterpillar <ul><li>I love to eat leaves especially milkweed leaves. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Caterpillar Making Chrysalis <ul><li>It is time for the caterpillar </li></ul><ul><li>to make a new home </li></ul><ul><li>called a pupa or </li></ul><ul><li>“ chrysalis”. </li></ul><ul><li>I hang my body down </li></ul><ul><li>in the shape of the </li></ul><ul><li>Letter “J”. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Third Stage of Butterfly <ul><li>My new home! </li></ul><ul><li>I call it my </li></ul><ul><li>cocoon. </li></ul><ul><li>Some people call my </li></ul><ul><li>new home “chrysalis” </li></ul><ul><li>or “pupa”. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Chrysalis <ul><li>If you look closely, </li></ul><ul><li>I am beginning </li></ul><ul><li>to change into </li></ul><ul><li>something </li></ul><ul><li>beautiful. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Waking Up It is time to wake up! I have been sleeping too long.
  11. 11. Fourth stage of Butterfly <ul><li>I am a beautiful Monarch butterfly. </li></ul><ul><li>Can you see my long </li></ul><ul><li>skinny legs? </li></ul>
  12. 12. Watch me spread my wings! <ul><li>Can you see my antennas? </li></ul>
  13. 13. Symmetry – Same on both sides <ul><li>Can you look at my wings? </li></ul><ul><li>They have the same color </li></ul><ul><li>and pattern on </li></ul><ul><li>both sides. </li></ul>
  14. 14. Monarch Butterfly
  15. 15. Peacock Butterfly <ul><li>My other friends </li></ul>
  16. 16. Blue Pansy
  17. 17. Blue Morpho
  18. 18. Demophon
  19. 19. Notabilis
  20. 20. Beautiful Butterfly <ul><li>Fly away butterfly and join your friends. </li></ul><ul><li>When autumn is here and the nights become cool, I will fly south with my friends. </li></ul><ul><li>In the spring, I will return looking for my favorite flowers and the </li></ul><ul><li>milkweed. </li></ul>
  21. 21. References <ul><li>Clip Art/Images – </li></ul>