Life cycle

The life cycle of a butterfly is egg first. They stay in the egg for a week or so. They stay in the larva for two weeks. They will stay in the pupa for one or two weeks. When it comes out it is an adult.
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As a caterpillar it will eat leaves and stems from milkweed plants. As a butterfly it will only drink sweet water. Butterfly use there tongue like a drinking straw.


The thorax and antennae are attached on to the head. The head is stock on to the thorax. Legs are stuck on to the thorax. They also have an abdomen .That is a butterfly body part.
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As a caterpillar it has fake eyes that make them look like snakes. This helps them scare there pretender because birds eat caterpillar but caterpillar have a way to prortect them self.