CPS Student Newsletter

BY taryn

ANIMAL OF THE WEEK!

BUTTERFLY!

HERE IS SOME INFORMATION ABOUT BUTTERFLYS!


-Butterflies are insects.

  • -A butterfly’s lifecycle is made up of four parts, egg, larva (caterpillars), pupa (chrysalis) and adult.

  • -Butterflies attach their eggs to leaves with a special glue.

  • -Most caterpillars are plant eaters (herbivores).

  • -Fully grown caterpillars attach themselves to a suitable twig or leaf before shedding their outside layer of skin to reveal a hard skin underneath known as a chrysalis.

  • -An adult butterfly will eventually emerge from the chrysalis where it will wait a few hours for its wings to fill with blood and dry, before flying for the first time.

  • -Butterflies can live in the adult stage from anywhere between a week and a year, depending on the species.

  • -Butterflies have four wings.

  • -Butterflies often have brightly coloured wings with unique patterns made up of tiny scales.

  • -Most butterflies feed on nectar from flowers.

  • -Butterflies have taste receptors on their feet.

  • -Scientists estimate that there are between 15000 and 20000 different species of butterfly.

  • -Birdwing butterflies have large, angular wings and fly in a similar way to birds.

  • -Monarch butterflies are known for their long migration. Every year monarch butterflies will travel a great distance (sometimes over 4000 km), females will lay eggs and a new generation of monarchs will travel back, completing the cycle.

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