Insects > Monarch Butterflies > Monarch Butterflies

The King of Butterflies – The Monarch Butterfly

Monarch butterflies are the most beautiful of all butterflies, some say, and are considered the “king” of the butterflies, hence the name “monarch”. There are lots of very cool things to learn about the monarch butterfly and we’ll try to get through most of them here.

Monarch Caterpillar Becoming a Chrysalis

Monarch Emerging from a Chrysalis

NewOriginal Car shoes Women's Dark Brown Leather Knee High BootsRTL 695NIBThe Life Cycle(s) of a Monarch Butterfly

Content on this page requires a newer version of Adobe Flash Player.

NewReebok CROSSFIT LITE TRAINER TXT Powerlifting shoes Workout gymWomens sz 8.5

Monarch butterflies go through four stages during one life cycle, and through four generations in one year. It’s a little confusing but keep reading and you will understand. The four stages of the monarch butterfly life cycle are the egg, the larvae (caterpillar), the pupa (chrysalis), and the adult butterfly. The four generations are actually four different butterflies going through these four stages during one year until it is time to start over again with stage one and generation one.

NEWROCK 591-S1 RED FLAME METALLIC BLACK LEATHER BOOT BIKER GOTH CLASSIC BOOTSNEWROCK Ladies Leather New Rock 106-S29 Black Reactor Block Goth Emo Biker BootsNewrock M.2260-C20 ANTIK black, SUELA GRAB SOL, TACON M2 black.

NEWROCK Men's Leather New Rock 591-S15 Black Camouflage Flames Goth Biker BootsNEWROCK New Rock 107-S2 SILVER SKULL DEVIL BIKER GOTH METALLIC LEATHER BOOTSNEWROCK New Rock 391 S1 Black Metallic Reactor Goth Emo Biker Unisex black Boots. After about two weeks, the caterpillar will be fully-grown and find a place to attach itself so that it can start the process of metamorphosis. It will attach itself to a stem or a leaf using silk and transform into a chrysalis. Although, from the outside, the 10 days of the chrysalis phase seems to be a time when nothing is happening, it is really a time of rapid change. Within the chrysalis the old body parts of the caterpillar are undergoing a remarkable transformation, called metamorphosis, NEWROCK New Rock 7800 Black Plain Real Leather Cowboy Goth Biker Rock BootsNewRock NEW ROCK M.SP9873-S1 BLACK LADIES TRAIL GOTHIC ROCK PUNK LEATHER BOOTSNEWROCK NR M.1423 S1 Black - New Rock Boots - Unisex.

NEWROCK NR M.NEOTYRE07 S1 Black - New Rock Boots - WomensNEWTON FATE NEUTRAL 36-42.5 NEW running kismet gravity motion tri distanceNewton Women's Distance Vi Running shoes Competition.

  • Adidas Originals Nizza shoes CQ2328 Athletic White Red Red SZ 4-12
  • BedStu Womens Size 7 Duchess Wedge Bootie 245
  • Columbia Men's Terrebonne Ii Mid Outdry Hiking Boot - Choose SZ color
  • Fashion Womens Leather Rivet Ankle Strap Buckle Slingback Sandals Stilettos J303
  • Stetson Women's Aloha Western Boot
  • Women's Heels shoes MOMA 44503-1H Albino Leather White Vintage Made New
  • Geox Women's D Vivyanne Mid D Ankle Boots (Black C9999) 6 UK
  • Lacoste Sneakers in blue in Größe 40 734SPM0033_LTR
  • Men's Crevo Ranger Boot Dark Brown Leather
  • New Balance Women's 1080v9 Fresh Foam Running shoes
  • Nike Lunarepic Low Flyknit, Men's, 43764004, Racer bluee Crimson
  • Reebok Wmns Club C 85 ( CN5658 )
  • shoes TRUSSARDI Woman gold Natural leather 79S502-92
  • Content on this page requires a newer version of Adobe Flash Player.

    Get Adobe Flash player

    The fourth generation of monarch butterflies is a little bit different than the first three generations. The fourth generation is born in September and October and goes through exactly the same process as the first, second and third generations except for one part. The fourth generation of monarch butterflies does not die after two to six weeks. Instead, this generation of monarch butterflies migrates to warmer climates like Mexico and California and will live for six to eight months until it is time to start the whole process over again.

    It is amazing how the four generations of monarch butterflies works out so that the monarch population can continue to live on throughout the years, but not become overpopulated. Mother Nature sure has some cool ways of doing things, doesn’t she?


    Our articles are free for you to copy and distribute. Make sure to give NewWomen's Vionic Leather Heeled MulesNellieBlack 7.5 US credit for the article.

    NEW Tory Burch CLAIRE Ballet Flat shoes Metallic Spark gold Leather S 9 Ballerina prdrsi3870-Women's Comfort Shoes

    Item specifics

    Brand: Tory Burch Heel Height: Flat (0 to 1/2 in.)
    Style: Ballet Flats Color: Gold
    US Shoe Size (Women's): 9 Country of Manufacture: Brazil
    Width: Medium (B, M) Color:: Spark Gold
    Material: Leather UPC: Does not apply