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Posted by Susan Sharma on July 01, 2019

 

Enjoy the world of butterflies

A few larvae may chew some holes in some of your native plants.

Many of the larvae become food for your backyard birds.

The few that make it to adulthood will help pollinate many of your flowers and shrubs.

Not to mention the silent beauty they bless us with as they grace our yards and gardens.

Butterfly life cycle:

A life cycle is made up of the stages that a living organism goes through during its lifetime. 

A butterfly undergoes a process called complete metamorphosis during its life cycle.  

This means that the butterfly changes completely from its early larval stage, when it is a caterpillar, until the final stage, when it becomes a beautiful and graceful adult butterfly.

The butterfly life cycle has four stages: egg, larva, pupa, and adult.

Butterflies are complex creatures, not as fragile as you might think.

If you are observant you may see butterflies nectaring, drinking, puddling, courtship dance, mating, laying eggs, migration, and even hibernation.

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