The Crooked Garden
is a Butterfly?
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),
The time spent in each
with butterfly species.
passage through the
four stages is
as the female lays her
eggs on the
Butterfly description courtesy of the Alata Chapter of the
(Color butterfly-caterpillar logo courtesy of
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