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Butterfly Life Cycle Poem

A tiny egg,
On teeny tree,
Teeny, tiny egg you see...
leaf and caterpillar egg
Teeny, tiny, insect egg,
Hatched a tiny,
Thing with legs...
caterpillar
And that tiny,
Furry mound,
Took a little look around,
What's that furry,
Crawling thing?
Here's the answer,
Here I sing...
Caterpillar,
From the egg,
Eating leaves,
Gets well-fed...
Caterpillar,
Eats a heap,
Finds a quiet place to sleep...
Larva covered,
Covered soon,
In a really, cool cocoon...
cocoon
Inside changes,
Did occur,
Metamorphosis?
Yes sir!
And I waited,
Wait and wait,
Turns to something really great...
One day I see,
With my eye,
This beautiful,
Butterfly!
butterfly

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Life cycle of a butterfly:
During its lifetime, a butterfly goes through a complete metamorphosis.
It starts as an egg which hatches into the larval form- the caterpillar.
The caterpillar eats and grows until it has enough energy to move into its pupal stage- making a chrysalis.
Inside the chrysalis, the caterpillar goes through its metamorphosis and eventually emerges as a butterfly.
The butterfly mates and lays new eggs to start the life cycle over again.


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