Butterflies and Moths By Taylor Wilson and Megan Kutz Web Quest Student Model
Life Cycle of Butterflies • Tiny eggs are laid by the female on a leaf. • Five days later caterpillar is hatched and the primary eating growth stage of the insect. • The chrysalis is the resting or transformation stage, this is where the caterpillar become a butterfly. • Later the butterfly emerges from its chrysalis. • Live usually about two weeks or less.
Life Cycle of Moths • Tiny eggs are laid by the female on a leaf. • Five days later caterpillar is hatched and the primary eating growth stage of the insect. • The pupa is the resting or transformation stage, this is where the caterpillar become a moth. • Later the moth emerges from its pupa. • Lives anywhere from a few days to several months.
Green-veined White Butterfly • Scientific name: PierisNapi • Commonly found: Europe, North Africa, Asia, and North America • Means of survival: Feed and live in damp, lush vegetation where food plants are found, especially ditches, river banks, and ponds, where they are safely camouflaged.
Black Witch Moth • Scientific name: Ascalaphaodorata • Commonly found: South America, Central America, the Caribbean, and North America • Means of survival: Feed on soft, mush, or rotting fruit and on other sugary fluids. They avoid rain by migrating North during the summer.
Favorite Information Found • Moth: the largest moth found in the U.S. with an average wingspan of seven inches. • There are many rumors and superstitions about this moth. One being its super strength and flying power, said to be able to pick up a child. • Butterfly: there is an occurrence of flight muscle breakdown that increases with age. • In Europe, the green-veined white butterfly has no natural enemies.
Sources • http://www.tooter4kids.com/LifeCycle/Butterfly_Life_Cycle.htm • http://bugguide.net/node/view/82 • http://www.butterfly-conservation.org/Butterfly/32/Butterfly.html?ButterflyId=26 • http://fireflyforest.net/firefly/2007/08/15/black-witch-moth/ • http://greennature.com/gallery/moth-pictures/black-witch-moth.html • http://www.britannica.com/bps/additionalcontent/18/28774956/Flight-muscle-breakdown-in-the-greenveined-white-butterfly-Pieris-napi-Lepidoptera-Pieridae