Tiny egg on teeny tree,
Teeny, tiny egg you see…
Teeny, tiny, insect egg,
Hatched a tiny thing with legs…
And that tiny, furry mound,
Took a little look around,
What’s that furry, crawling thing?
Here’s the answer,
Here I sing…
From an egg,
Eats a heap,
Finds a quiet place to sleep…
Larva covered, can’t be missed,
In a light-green chrysalis…
Inside changes did occur,
I wait, and wait, and wait, and wait,
It turns to something really great…
One day I see,
With my eye,
This beautiful, colorful butterfly…
Watch Mr. R.’s Butterfly Metamorphosis Science Video
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 agai