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The Lifecycle Of A Butterfly A GenYes Project by Laretta Johnson & John Grant In Partnership with Mrs. Moore Marigold School 2006-2007 The Egg The first stage in the cycle is the egg. The mother lays an egg on a plant or leaf that later will be caterpillar food. Many of the eggs will have ribs or other designs. The Larva The Second Stage is the Larva. The Larva hatches from its egg and is called a caterpillar. Caterpillars spend much time eating leaves. It molts or sheds its skin several times as it grows. Butterflies do all there growing as caterpillars. The Pupa When a caterpillar is done growing, it forms a pupa. Butterfly pupae are called chrysalises. On the outside it looks as if it is asleep but really on the inside every part of it is changing. Most of the caterpillars body parts dissolve and reform into butterfly organs, tissues, wings and limbs of the butterfly adult. The Adult When the pupa has completed its changing it molts one last time and emerges from its cocoon, now an adult butterfly. The adult butterfly comes out with its wings folded against its body. Its pumps blood to its wings and then the wings expand. The adult stage is when the butterflies mate. The females lay there eggs and the whole cycle restarts. The Lifecycle of a Butterfly Designed & Created by: John Grant & Laretta Johnson Supervised by: Mrs. Moore The students of Room 5 have learned the lifecycle of a butterfly with PowerPoint.
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