The four stages of a butterfly’s life cycle include the amazing process called complete metamorphosis. While inside the chrysalis, the caterpillar changes into a butterfly! Read the interesting article on the ‘4 Stages of the Butterfly Life Cycle‘, which includes how the caterpillar body liquefies and then rebuilds.
6 Diagrams of the Butterfly Life Cycle
Below are diagrams of the life cycle of several butterflies as they transform from egg to larva (caterpillar) to pupa (chrysalis) to adult butterfly. These four stages are known as complete metamorphosis, in which the butterfly undergoes a complete physical change.
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