Butterflies

Butterfly - a flying insect with a long thin body and four large, usually brightly coloured, wings.
Butterflies undergo complete metamorphosis. Four stages make up the full life cycle: • • • • egg, caterpillar chrysalis adult butterfly

EXERCISE A Complete the diagram with the name of each of the 4 stages of the full life cycle of a butterfly

( EXERCISE Read the te!t and answer the "uestions below in note form#
Adult butterflies feed on a wide variety of substances: nectar, pollen, rotting fruit, leaves and other liquids from plants and animals. Most species actively seek nectar from flowering plants effectively carrying pollen from plant to plant and helping in plant reproduction. !he most common families of butterflies are: blues browns; whites, which includes the cabbage butterflies brush footed butterflies, which includes the red admiral swallowtails and milkweed butterflies, which includes the monarch butterfly.

$% &hat do butterflies eat' % &hy are they important' (% Can they be harmful to plants' &hy' )&hy not'

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2ame Age +lace of birth 2ationality +ersonality 3a-ourite food 3a-ourite sub/ects 3a-ourite boo. &hat is your fa-ourite food' %ish &hat were you li. &hat ad-ice would you gi-e to aspiring writers' Write. If you weren0t a writer1 what would you li. &hat was the boo. &hat was your fa-ourite)most hated sub/ect at school' I li&ed +athematics and . )ather *uiet in the classroom.race 1 . my name is Patricia Grace. Butterflies# a short story by +atricia .EXERCISE ( *he short story you are going to read was written by +atricia . read.he "d'entures of Pinocchio. write 0 and read.race% Read the inter-iew and fill in the table in note form% Interviews with children Hi.e to be' " sa/o(hone (layer.nglish. write.e at school' I li&ed learning and was 'ery acti'e in (layground games and s(orts. I didn-t li&e sewing. read. I was born in Wellington – New ealand – on 1! th "ugust 1#$!. you most lo-ed as a child' .

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