The Life Cycle of the Butterfly

Dion the butterfly wants you to know just how he became the beautiful butterfly that he is today.  He has written out the stages he went through for you to read.  The picture at the top of this page shows you what Dion looked like at each stage of his wonderful transformation.  Make sure you know what each stage looks like so that you can complete task 3.

Stage 1: The Egg - The female attaches the egg to leaves, stems, or other objects.

Stage 2: The Caterpillar (or larva) is the  long worm-like stage of the butterfly or moth.

Stage 3: The Chrysalis (or pupa) - the stage when the caterpillar turns into a butterfly.

Stage 4:  The Butterfly - the colorful butterfly that we see.