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					The Life Cycle of a Butterfly




         Learn about the
           Life cycle
              Egg




Butterfly               Caterpillar
            The Cycle

              Pupa


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                  The Egg


     • A butterfly lays an egg on a plant leaf
     • The caterpillar grows inside




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              The Caterpillar
   • It eats as much as it can (mostly leaves)
   • It grows and sheds its skin several times
     (like a snake)
   • It stores food for its next stage
   • It spins a pad of silk on a leaf or stem


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              The Pupa
     • The caterpillar forms a protective shell
       and is now a pupa
     • The shell splits open




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                The Butterfly
   • The butterfly emerges
   • It gulps air to expand its body
   • This air pumps blood to its damp, creased
     wings
   • When its wings are dry, it is ready to look
     for food
   • It eats mostly nectar
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          Questions



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          correct answer.
                Question 1
What is the correct order of the butterfly’s life
  cycle?


1. Egg, caterpillar, pupa, butterfly
2. Egg, pupa, butterfly, caterpillar
3. Pupa, egg, caterpillar, butterfly
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                Question 2
What type of animal sheds its skin like a
  caterpillar?

1. Elephant
2. Cat
3. Snake
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               Question 3
What does a caterpillar eat?

•   Sausages
•   Leaves
•   Bugs
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               Question 4
What does a butterfly eat?
1. Flowers
2. Crumbs
3. Nectar
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