Life Cycle of A Butterfly

A life cycle refers to the stages of development, growth and reproduction that a living thing goes through.

Every butterfly goes through four stages of development: (1) egg, (2) larva, (3) pupa and (4) adult. This process of development is called metamorphosis. The following picture shows the life cycle of a butterfly which is similar to that of a moth. Mouseover the different stages to learn more.