Arthropod

Monarch Butterfly

Biome

In the spring and summer the monarch butterfly's habitat is an open field. In the winter they can be found on the coast of Southern California

Life Cycle of a Monarch Butterfly

The life cycle takes place in the warmer climates. The life cycle takes about 4 weeks. When they are in the egg stage it takes about 5 to 10 days. The larva (caterpillar) and pupa (chrysalis) take about 10 to 14 days.

Body Shape

The butterfly has 2 antennas, a thorax, a compound eye, a proboscis, a head, legs, ab abdomen, a fore wing, wing veins, and a hind wing.