Butterfly life cycle stage - Complete metamorphosis of a butterfly

Butterfly Life Cycle Stage

A butterfly being one of the most advanced species in the insect family shows four different and distinct stages in its life cycle. This has tremendously helped entomologists and wildlife enthusiasts understand the beauty of evolution. They are termed as insects having a “complete” life cycle.More...

Complete Metamorphosis Of A Butterfly

Complete Metamorphosis Of A Butterfly

The metamorphosis of a butterfly has never ceased to enthrall and mesmerize entomologists and students alike. Young or old, people love to see a tiny little egg transforming into a breathtakingly beautiful butterfly. Monarch, Queen Alexandria, Viceroy and Ulysses are just a few types of butterfly species found on planet Earth.

The life cycle of a butterfly can be broadly classified into four different stages. The first stage is the egg laying stage. The female will carefully choose a spot to lay her eggs on firm solid structures, safe from external threats.More...

 

 

What Does A Butterfly Symbolize ?

What Does A Butterfly Symbolize ?

The numerous stages that a butterfly goes through have enthralled millions worldwide. The fascinating transformation of a small little egg into a caterpillar and finally an adult butterfly flapping its wings to freedom is a sight that never fails to amuse and fascinate the young and old alike. Numerous cultures and traditions depict a different yet powerful symbolism of this beautiful creature. According to the Greeks, the butterfly is a symbol of psyche or “soul”. It emanates beauty, love and a passionate relationship. Butterflies have been associated with “soul” in the Central Asian, Mexican, Zaire and New Zealand cultures as well.More...

 

 

What Does The Ulysses Butterfly Eat ?

What Does The Ulysses Butterfly Eat ?

Ulysses butterfly is one of the many species of butterflies found the world over. It is one of the biggest butterfly species in Australia. It has been adopted as the symbol of Tropical Queensland. It can detect a blue color that is 30 meters. The most interesting part of these butterflies is their ability to smell and taste. Did you know that a Ulysses butterfly uses its feet for tasting? Surprised? Well you would be more surprised to learn that the butterfly uses its antennas for smelling! It has thousands of lenses on each eye. Instead of lungs, this butterfly has pores on its body that facilitates breathing and respiration. Its blood is not red but green in color!More...