Butterfly - Life Cycle Summary

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•Pupa Stage – resembles a tiny leathery pouch. A pupa is also known as a chrysalis, and is a result of “pupating”. In transforming fromrepparttar larva stage,repparttar 145185 butterfly breaks out of its exoskeleton by wiggling out of their skin. A spiny appendage appears atrepparttar 145186 bottom ofrepparttar 145187 abdomen and is calledrepparttar 145188 cremaster. The butterfly connectsrepparttar 145189 cremaster torepparttar 145190 silky pad and hangs there to rest. Many body parts are visible includingrepparttar 145191 wings, abdomen, legs, and eyes.

•Adult Stage – known asrepparttar 145192 adult butterfly.

The time length ofrepparttar 145193 development cycle ofrepparttar 145194 butterfly varies from species to species and from climate to climate (Monarch Watch). There are more than 150,000 species recognized however most of these are moths.

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Additonal Resources

Dictionary.com “The American Heritage® Dictionary ofrepparttar 145195 English Language, Fourth Edition” Copyright © 2000 by Houghton Mifflin http://dictionary.reference.com/search?q=insect

HHMI (Howard Hughes Medical Institute) “Where Do Butterflies Come From? http://www.hhmi.org/coolscience/butterfly/ 9/29/04

Jeananda Col, “All About Butterflies” http://www.enchantedlearning.com/subjects/butterfly/

Monarch Watch 9/29/04 http://www.monarchwatch.org/biology/anat3.htm

“The Lepidoptera Part 1. Butterflies” 9/29/04 http://www.earthlife.net/insects/lepidop1.html#3

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How to Plant a Tree

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