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Life Cycle of a Butterfly

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Egg
a caterpillar begins its life as an egg
caterpillar
a worm-like and often brightly colored and hairy or spiny larva of a butterfly or moth
chrysalis
the pupa of a butterfly
pupa
stage in an insect's life between larva and adult, also called a chrysalis
larva
stage in an insect's life after it hatches from the egg also called a caterpillar
butterfly
an insect with a thin body and four large, often brightly colored wings. Butterflies fly in the daytime.
generation
all the butterflies living at the same time or of approximately the same age
life cycle
the stages in an insect or animals life

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