Grade 3 The Life Cycle of a Butterfly

 The egg is the first stage of a butterfly’s life.The First Stage of a Butterfly's Life. .

 The eggs are laid in a safe location on or near the plants that the caterpillar will eat. .

.The Second Stage of a Butterfly’s Life  The second stage is the larva or caterpillar.

.The Second Stage of a Butterfly’s Life  This is a picture of a real caterpillar in its natural habitat.

The larva eats constantly and grows quickly. .

The Third Stage of a Butterfly’s Life The chrysalis or pupa is the hard covering formed around the larva.  Inside this covering. the pupa changes  .

The Third Stage of a Butterfly’s Life  This is an actual picture of a pupa. .

 The final stage is the pupa breaking open.The Last Stage of a Butterfly’s Life. an adult butterfly emerges. .

.Metamorphosis  The development from an egg. to larva. to pupa. and adult butterfly is metamorphosis.

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