Life Cycle of a Monarch ButterflyG011986
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Scientific Name: Danaus plexippus
Discover the truly fascinating life of the beautiful Monarch Butterfly with these fantastic lifelike figurines from Safari Ltd.
From nearly invisible eggs, tiny striped caterpillars emerge. They begin feeding on the surrounding milkweed leaves immediately, storing food for the transition to come. After two weeks, they form a chrysalis, from which a monarch butterfly emerges after another two weeks.
Thanks to its bright orange and black colouring, the monarch is one of the best-known butterfly species. Its amazing transition called metamorphosis is shown in this four-part life cycle from egg to beautiful butterfly!