All About Beautiful Butterflies By Mrs. Hicks
What is a butterfly? • A butterfly is an insect, which means it has: *six legs *three body parts: head, thorax, abdomen *two antenna with knobs at the end • A butterfly’s life cycle has 4 stages. • A butterfly eats nectar from flowers. • A butterfly has four scaly wings.
A Butterfly’s Body Click on graphic to read more about butterflies at Zoom School.
Butterfly Life Cycle Egg Butterfly Caterpillar Pupa Click on the pupa to see a movie of a butterfly emerging from a pupa.
How Butterflies Eat The butterfly’s proboscis is unrolled and is used to drink the flower’s nectar. The butterfly’s proboscis is rolled when not in use.
Butterfly in Flight Butterflies are very good fliers. Their four wings are attached to their thorax. Butterflies can only fly if the temperature is above 86 degrees.
Butterfly Camouflage The spots on the back of this butterfly makes it look like an owl to its predators, so it is left alone instead of being eaten. Pretty smart huh? Inside the wings of the Owl Butterfly
Beautiful Butterflies Butterflies come in all sorts of colors, shapes, and sizes.