Monarch Butterfly Lifecycle Wooden Puzzle with Image Tray
Monarch butterflies are one of the most beautiful of all butterflies, and are considered the “King” of the butterflies, hence the name “Monarch”. A black spot on the wing distinguishes the male Monarch butterflies from the females. The female has thicker veins. The two antennae and the two palpi gives the butterfly a sense of smell. The straw-like proboscis is the butterfly’s tongue, through which it sucks nectar and water for nourishment. When not in use, the butterfly curls up its proboscis.
The process from egg to butterfly is weather dependent. It can take about four weeks in the peak of the summer in warmer climates. The egg takes 5 to 10 days, the larva/caterpillar and pupa/chrysalis each take about 10 to 14 days.