Life Cycle Of A Monarch Butterfly Safariology
Life Cycle Of A Monarch Butterfly Safariology

Life Cycle Of A Monarch Butterfly Safariology

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From nearly invisible eggs, tiny striped caterpillars emerge. They begin feeding on the surrounding milkweed leaves immediately, storing food for the transition to come. After two weeks, they form a chrysalis, from which a monarch butterfly emerges after another two weeks.
  • Scientific Name: Danaus plexippus
  • Thanks to its bright orange and black coloring, the monarch is one of the best-known butterfly species. Its amazing transition is shown in this four-part life cycle.
  • The newly emerged caterpillars are black, white, and yellow, a stark contrast with the emerald chrysalis that follows. The finest colors, however, are reserved for the adult monarch butterfly, which is 3 ½ inches from wingtip to wingtip.
  • Size in cm: 19.5 W x 23 H
  • Size in inches: 7.68 W x 9.06 H
  • Non-toxic and BPA free.
  • Recommended Age: 4+