Wednesday, February 26, 2014
The Life Cycle of a Monarch Butterfly by Adriel
A Butterfly starts life as a very small egg. If you look close enough you can see the tiny caterpillar growing inside of it. The mother attaches a leaf that will be food for the caterpillar.
When the egg hatches the caterpillar will eat the leaf they were born on. Caterpillars need to eat and eat so they grow quickly. The caterpillars are extremely small when they are born. Caterpillars instantly grows as it eats.
As soon as the caterpillar is done growing it changes to a chrysalis or pupa. In the
Chrysalis the old body parts are transforming to a beautiful butterfly. This is called metamorphosis .
When the butterfly first emerges from the chrysalis both of the wings are going to be soft.
As soon the butterfly has rested it will pump blood to its wings. Later it will find a partner and make new eggs.This is when the butterfly life cycle starts all over again.