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Tropical butterflies live the longest.
Some live up to a year.
Some live up to five years.
Some live up to fifty years.
A caterpillar would rather starve than
go to the grocery store.
eat the wrong plant.
share its food with other caterpillars.
A butterfly tastes with its
Why do butterflies rest with their wings wide open?
It’s the only way they can completely relax.
They like to show off their beautiful colors.
It helps them soak up the sun’s heat.
_____ are the chief predators of butterflies.
Butterflies migrate thousands of miles. How can such tiny animals do this?
By hitching rides on airplanes.
By non-stop wing-flapping.
By hitching rides on winds and storms.
More butterflies live in the _______ than anywhere else.
The wingspan of a Queen Alexandra birdwing butterfly
is probably longer than your arm.
is as wide as your front door.
is probably longer than your foot.
No two butterflies
like the same food.
look exactly alike.
spend the same number of days in a chrysalis.
When a butterfly emerges from the chrysalis, it usually takes
a couple of days for its wings to dry and harden.
a couple of hours for its wings to dry and harden.
a few minutes for its wings to dry and harden.
As soon as a caterpillar has hatched from its egg,
it pushes the eggshell to the ground and starts eating leaves.
it ignores the eggshell and starts eating leaves.
it eats the eggshell.
A butterfly’s skeleton
is on the outside of its body.
is on the inside of its body.
is visible only on Halloween night.
One difference between moths and butterflies
is that moths often have antennae that are fringed.
is that moths never have a caterpillar stage.
is that moths are blind.
Butterflies are classified in the category, or order, known as Lepidoptera, which means
Butterflies carry ______ from plant to plant.
Underneath a butterfly’s scales, its wings
are tough and durable.
are bumpy and rough.
are clear and thin like cellophane.
How many legs does a butterfly have?
To sip nectar, butterflies have a long hollow tube called
Some butterflies use their bright colors
to flash warnings to other butterflies
to startle and scare away predators.
to feel beautiful.
When butterflies have completed their migration to Mexico,
they arrive exhausted and spent.
they arrive eager to explore Mexico.
they arrive far fatter than when they left.
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