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

Rachel Roy Knitted Sweater xsThe Life Cycle(s) of a Monarch Butterfly

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

Subtle Luxury Women's Double Layer open Cardigan Top Brown Beige Sz S M

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.

MILLY of NEW YORK CARDIGAN SWEATER Sz L green white czEILEEN FISHER Organic Cotton Linen Crop Open Cardigan Sweater Sz LTehama By Nancy Haley Variegated Cardigan Size Med.

Free People Grey White Sleeveless Fringe Hem Striped Crochet Knit Top Size SmallSoft Surroundings Gardenside Gauze Cardigan White Long Lagenlook Women’s MediumPUFFA Vest Women’s SZ L Whisper White. 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, WomenS Express AQUA blueE Sweater HOLEY SHEER KNIT TOP XSMALL XS STRETCH FITEDGORGEOUS NAVY blueE CABI CABLEKNIT SWEATER WITH FRONT gold ZIPPERS SIZE MEDIUMMarisa Christina Christmas Snowman Womens S Vest Laura Gayle 12 Button Down.

Wine Off Shoulder Fall and Winter Red SweaterMedium LuLaRoe Caroline Cardigan Happy Hearts Club Purple Plaid Hearts PinkWomen’s Eileen Fisher Linen Blend Cardigan Tan Size Large.

  • NWT ANTHROPOLOGIE Parfait Pencil Skirt by Harlyn, Size - S, M, Unique Gorgeous
  • Anthropologie Hei Hei bluee Denim Tiered Jumpsuit Size Sz M Medium
  • MES DEMOISELLES... Dresses 168498 Yellow 36
  • Kleid Etuikleid Freizeitkleid Sommerkleid Strandkleid marine white Gr. 50 52 54
  • Women's mink Fur Coat Size M
  • String Gr. 38 Marie Jo Madelon 38 Dessous bluee print
  • Chloe Grey Short Sleeved Cardigan
  • NYDJ Women's Sheri Slim Ankle Released Hem, Maxwell, 0
  • Tory Burch ivory floral Merida dress 6 NWT think wedding
  • Zimmermann Strapless Summer Dress colorful Prairie Peasant Style Sz 1
  • J & M Davidson Handbag Leather Bell 2016` (55313
  • Genuine Fringed Missoni Mare Bikini Size 40
  • OSCAR Oscar de la Renta Skirt Silk 6 8 M Embroidered Ethnic Inspired Ivory Pink
  • Maroon Designer Indian Lengha Bollywood Wedding Lehenga Choli Gown Women Suit
  • 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 MB by Malene Birger Beige Wool Camel Lightweight Dolman Sleeve Sweater S NEW credit for the article.

    Comptoir des cotonniers, cardigan Stinson , size 36 1 S gilet modèle ntojhp2323-Jumpers & Cardigans

    Item specifics

    Condition: Used :
    An item that has been previously worn. See the seller’s listing for full details and description of any imperfections.See all condition definitions- opens in a new window or tab
    Seller notes: très bon état
    Marque: Comptoir des Cotonniers Matière: alpaga
    Taille: 36