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Butterfly Life Cycle

Science, Grade 3

 
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Butterfly Life Cycle © Copyright NewPath Learning. All Rights Reserved. 94-4338 Visit www.newpathlearning.com for Online Learning Resources. Butterflies and moths go through complete metamorphosis and undergo four stages of development: 1. Egg - Female butterflies lay their eggs on a plant leaf. 2. Larva - Larva hatch from the eggs and start eating the plant to get energy. Butterfly and moth larva are called caterpillars. 3. Pupa - A larva attaches to the plant and spins a protective coating called a chrysalis. Inside, the butterfly continues to change and develops wings. 4. Adult - Adult butterflies mate, lay eggs and the cycle begins again! It takes about a month for a Monarch butterfly to change from an egg to an adult. 1 2 3 4 eggs larva pupa adult
Pause & Review Label the stages of the butterfly life cycle. © Copyright NewPath Learning. All Rights Reserved. 94-4338 Visit www.newpathlearning.com for Online Learning Resources. eggs caterpillar adult chrysalis Describe how a butterfly develops from an egg to an adult. _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ Butterfly Life Cycle