Life cycle of butterfly%5b1%5d

From Egg to Monarch Butterfly

Timeline created by Linda65 in Science and Technology
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Egg%5b1%5d Egg A monarch butterfly lays an egg on or under a milkweed leaf in the spring or summer.
14.larvae eggshell%5b1%5d Larvae hatches After approximately four days, a larvae (caterpillar) hatches from the egg. It eats the egg shell and the milkweed leaf.
1.%20larvae%20to%20pupae%20crop2 tm%5b1%5d Caterpillar attaches itself to a twig. Using silk, the caterpillar attaches itself to a twig and forms a "J" shape. The caterpillar stage lasts for approximately 2 weeks.
56.%20larvae%20to%20pupae%20crop.2jpg tm%5b1%5d The Pupa or Chrysalis Stage As the caterpillar hangs in the J shape, it molts and that molting encases the caterpillar in the green hard outer shell (exoskeleton).
1.%20butterfly%20emerge%20crop%5b1%5d Exoskeleton becomes transparent. One day before the butterfly emerges, the pupa becomes transparent - after approximately 2 weeks in the pupa stage.
6.%20butterfly%20emerge%20crop tm%5b1%5d Butterfly emerges
Monarch%20adult%5b1%5d BUTTERFLY! After several hours of wings drying and fluids pumped into wings, the Monarch butterfly is ready for flight!
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Lifespan of a Monarch Butterfly The Monarch butterfly that is born in early summer will live for approximately 2 months. The Monarchs that are born in late summer will begin the migration journey to the south, but new generations are born along the way. No one Monarch makes the complete migration journey.