Find out what Happens during the Metamorphosis stage of a Butterfly

Life Cycle of a Butterfly

The life cycle of a butterfly is one of the most interesting topics that a child will learn in school. You can also expose your child to this topic by bringing him/her to a butterfly sanctuary. This is one of the best places to take your child. You can do this as a family bonding as well. Buying a kit can also help in exploring the life of a butterfly that includes the 4 stages of its life. Every butterfly needs to complete a metamorphosis before becoming an adult. A butterfly must go through stages just to be able to complete a life cycle.

 

Every stage has a goal like caterpillars wherein they need to have enough amounts of food while the adult must be able to reproduce. But that still depends on the kind of butterfly. The cycle in its life may be from a month or a year. You can also look for its life cycle in the internet and then print it so you can also show this to your kids and let them learn more of it. You can also find coloring materials online that contain butterfly eggs or the life cycle of a butterfly too. In this article you will learn the butterfly’s stages of life and you will appreciate it even more now after reading the entire article.

Early Butterfly life

The egg is the very first stage of life of a butterfly and this stage is the coolest of all due to the monarch butterfly eggs and if you will look inside the egg, you can see the caterpillar living inside it. Some eggs are round, some are oval, and some are ribbed while others have different features. The shape of the egg usually depends on the kind of butterfly that laid the egg. They leave the eggs on the leaves of the plants, so next time you come across plant leaves you will surely be able to examine them and see if they have butterfly leaves on them.

Butterfly Evolution

The next and the second step in the life of a butterfly is the larva or the caterpillar stage. In this stage the egg hatches but don’t expect it to emerge right away because this is just another phase in their lives. Caterpillars are not in this phase of life for long; they just eat and do nothing but eat in this part of life. As soon as the egg opens, the caterpillar will start in working and eating the leaf and they were born to do this. This is essential since the parent butterfly must place her new born on the kind type of leaves the young insect eats. Eating is essential to them to be able to grow as fast as they can. In this process you will see how they start to grow and if you will buy a kit, your kids will love this stage in the life of a butterfly. On the third in the life cycle is pupa and the fourth stage is adulthood.

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