Butterfly

Larva Observation

January 27, 2011
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Here is a picture of our Painted Lady larva.
Hypothesis: What do you think your Painted Lady larva will need to survive? Food, Something to crawl around in, water, air, and light.
Our Painted Lady larva measures in mm: 5-6
How many legs does it have? A painted lady larvae has six legs.
The caterpillar's food is made from a plant called mallow.
How does the food feel? The food feels cold and soft.
How does the food smell? The food smells like dirt.
How does the food look? The food looks like yucky, greenish and yellow.

Caterpillar Observation

January 27, 2011
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Here is a picture of our caterpillar.
Our caterpillar measures in mm: 3 mm
Hypothesis: How does your caterpillar get bigger? It grows and changes through pupa and chrysalis.


Chrysalis Observation

January 27,2011
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Here is a picture of our chrysalis.
Hypothesis: What do you think is happening to your caterpillar inside the chrysalis? It is changing into a butterfly.
When the chrysalis is about 7 days old it will turn dark. Why do you think this is happening? It is changing into a butterfly.

Adult Butterfly Observation

2-9-11
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Hypothesis: What do you think we need to feed our butterflies? We think that we will need to feed our butterflies leaves.
How many segments does your butterfly have?
How many legs does it have?
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