Butterfly is a very beautiful insect.It is a flying insect with very colourful wings.It has three body parts, a pair of antennae, compound eyes, and an exoskeleton. The three body parts are the head, thorax (the chest), and abdomen (the tail end).It has six joint legs.Butterflies are in ordere,Lepidoptera.Butterflies are only can fly when their body temperature is above 86 degrees.They have to pairs of large wings covered with colourful, iridescent scales in overlapping rows. It’s body is covered by tiny sensory hairs.
Butterflies and moths undergo complete metamorphosis in which they go through four different life stages:
- Egg – A butterfly starts its life as an egg, often laid on a leaf.
- Larva – The larva (caterpillar) hatches from an egg and eats leaves or flowers almost constantly. The caterpillar molts (loses its old skin) many times as it grows. The caterpillar will increase up to several thousand times in size before pupating.
PUPA-This is a resting stage.This time larva turns into pupa(chrysalis)
ADULT-This stage is finalk stage.A beautiful flying adult imereges