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Metamorphosis Stage - The Life Cycle of a Butterfly

Metamorphosis Stage - The Life Cycle of a Butterfly

Author: Deanne Mendoza

3-LS1-1- Develop models to describe that organisms have unique and diverse life cycles but all have in common birth, growth, reproduction, and death.

There are a limited amount of animals that go through the metamorphosis stage in their life cycles. The butterfly is one of them. In this tutorial you will learn about the metamorphosis stage in a life cycle of a butterfly.

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Butterfly Stages

Source: butterfly life cycle diagram retrieved from :

Metamorphosis - lapse video of a Monarch butterfly

Source: Metamorphosis of a butterfly retrieved from : Monarch Butteryfly Metamorphosis lapse video (Aug. 2014) taken from youtube