A report i did in second grade
In second grade we got six caterpillars. They are Painted Lady Butterflies.
The first stage of the Painted Lady butterfly is the egg stage. The Painted lady stays in the egg 3 to 5 days. The egg is only a little white dot about the size of a pinhead. We did not get are caterpillars in this stage.
The second stage is the larva or caterpillar stage. The butterfly stays a caterpillar 5 to 10 days. The caterpillar also molts. It will molt 4 to 5 times. The Painted Lady Butterfly likes thistle and other flowers. A caterpillar's jaws go sideways when it chews.
The third stage is the pupa stage. This stage is when the caterpillar forms a chrysalis. Inside the chrysalis the caterpillar is turning into a liquid. It stays in the chrysalis 7 to 10 days.
The forth stage is the adult butterfly. When the butterfly emerges from the chrysalis it can not fly. So the butterflies have to pump the blood to the wings. It lives for 2 more weeks, and then it dies> the wings were crumpled. Now it is a big bea