Friday, April 4, 2014

Information Report About Butterfly's

The beautiful Butterfly is part of the insect family. Very pleasant colours covers it and makes them stand out. They all come in a variety of different colours, shapes and also sizes. Magnificent is what this creature is.

Butterflies are not like other insects, they don’t have any bones but they do have a light skeleton. Its body is made out of 3 parts which is its head, thorax and abdomen. Butterflies have compound eyes, that are made out of many small parts. Two antennas on their heads help them to feel, hear and smell. They have three pairs of legs, on their feet is claws to help them stand on flowers. Some butterfly’s use only four legs and carry their other two legs against their body. Their wings are made out of tubes that are covered with thin tissue. Little do people know their wings are covered with scales, but is fine like little tiny dust.

This insect is a cold-blooded creature. Any hot or warm climate is the best possible place for them to live. You probably wouldn't find Butterflies in Antarctica or in desserts because, there is basically no food sources for this wonderful creature. Besides its way to cold in Antarctica. It really depends on the weather, if its hot they’ll stay. But if its cold they’ll migrate and go to a place where the climate is hot or warm. Basically Butterflies live every country.
For this special creature to turn into what it is now (a Butterfly) they have to go through a cycle called metamorphosis. Metamorphosis is a Greek word for transforming or changing into a different shape. First they start off as a egg, which the female Butterfly lays on a plant. The egg eventually hatches and out comes a larva which is just like a caterpillar. While the Caterpillar is growing it sheds its skin 4 or 5 times. It eats, eats, eats and eats until its time has come for it to create a chrysalis around itself. Depending on the species, the chrysalis is found under a branch on a tree or behind leaves, hidden somewhere in a tree. This stage can last from a few weeks, a month or even longer. But when this stage has completely finished out comes a magnificent and beautiful butterfly.

I think Butterflies are very precious and special creatures. They really interest me, especially with their beautiful bright colours that cover them. Did you know that Butterflies are the only insects that have scales?

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