When Mrs Barks was teaching at Pt England School this was her class blog.
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
My Monarch Butterfly's Lifecycle
Do you know that butterflies have a fascinating life cycle? Butterflies have four parts to their life cycle.
Female butterflies lay eggs just like all other female insects. They lay their eggs on a swan plant so the baby can eat once they hatch.
When the egg hatches, a little baby comes out and the baby is called a caterpillar. Caterpillars wriggle and squiggle just like a worm but they come in different colours. The caterpillar eats the leaves from the swan plant and gets bigger and bigger.
When the caterpillar is fat, it spins silk around itself to make a chrysalis. It begins the pupa stage. In the chrysalis, the caterpillar evolves into a magnificent butterfly.
When the butterfly comes out of the chrysalis, it's wings are wet and it has to wait for them to dry. As soon as the wings are dry, the butterfly flies away to freedom and starts it's new life.
Butterflies do have a great life cycle. Don't you agree?