A butterfly goes through four stages in its life cycle.
- The coolest thing about butterfly eggs, especially monarch butterfly eggs, is that you can actually see the tiny caterpillar growing inside of it.
- Butterfly larvae are actually what we call caterpillars.
- Inside the pupa, the caterpillar is rapidly changing.
- Soon after the butterfly comes out of the chrysalis. It will pump blood into the wings to get them working and flapping. Then the butterfly takes off to fly!
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