A Butterfly’s Life

In this article I will talk about the stages of a butterfly’s life. I will use the swallowtail butterfly (various species) and the monarch butterfly as examples. The first stage is the egg. Swallowtails have yellowish orange eggs. A monarch’s eggs are cream colored.   Butterflies will only lay eggs on certain plants, called “host plants.”  swallowtail    monarch The eggs then hatch into caterpillars. Swallowtail caterpillars are orange, black, green, … Continue reading A Butterfly’s Life