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10.25.08

Please Do Not “KILL” the Worms
on these plants.
These
Caterpillars are
FUTURE BUTTERFLIES !

 

                                  What is a Butterfly?        

Butterflies are members of the
insect order Lepidoptera, a
word that describes the presence
of scales on their wings. It is
derived from the Greek word
lepis, for scale, and pteron,
for wing. Butterflies, like other
insects, have segmented bodies
divided into three major parts:
head, thorax, and abdomen.
Every butterfly has four stages to
it's life: egg, caterpillar (larva),
chrysalis (pupa or cocoon)
,
and adult. The time spent in each
stage varies with butterfly species.
The gradual passage through the
four stages is known as
metamorphosis.
The cycle begins
as the female lays her eggs on the
appropriate plant.
 

(The preceding Butterfly description courtesy of the Alata Chapter of the North American Butterfly Association)
(Color butterfly-caterpillar logo courtesy of MonarchWatch.org website)

 

 

 

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Text Box:  
 
Please Do Not “KILL” the Worms 
on the plants. 
These Caterpillars are 
FUTURE BUTTERFLIES !
Text Box:  
 
Please Do Not “KILL” the Worms 
on the plants. 
These Caterpillars are 
FUTURE BUTTERFLIES !