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ALL ABOUT BUTTERFLIES!

Butterfly Calendar
What is a Butterfly? Life Cycle Butterfly Anatomy Information Sheets Glossary Printables and Activities

Butterfly Life Cycle
Life Cycle Summary The Egg Larva (Caterpillar) Pupa Adult

The LIFE-CYCLE OF A BUTTERFLY

life cycle Butterflies and moths undergo complete metamorphosis in which they go through four different life stages.
  • Egg - A butterfly starts its life as an egg.
  • Larva - The larva (caterpillar) hatches from an egg and eats leaves or flowers almost constantly. The caterpillar molts (loses its old skin) many times as it grows.
  • Pupa - It turns into a pupa (chrysalis); this is a resting stage.
  • Adult - A beautiful, flying adult emerges. There is no growth during this stage. This adult will continue the cycle and reproduce.


Butterfly Life Cycle Printouts and Activities
Butterfly Life Cycle Printout
Print your own copy of a butterfly's lifecycle from egg to larva to pupa to adult.


Butterfly Life Cycle: Label Me Printout

Trace the development of the butterfly from egg to larva to pupa to adult.
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Butterfly Anatomy and Life Cycle: Cloze Activity

Fill in the blanks (using a word bank) about butterflies.
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BUTTERFLY LIFE CYCLE MOBILE

A butterfly life cycle mobile made from construction paper and a paper plate.
multiple choice

Caterpillar Definition - Multiple Choice Comprehension Quiz

Answer 8 multiple-choice questions on the definition of caterpillar; a lesson in using a dictionary. Go to the answers.




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