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monarchbutterfly - The Life Cycle Egg Larva Chrysalis Adult...

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The Life Cycle Egg Larva Chrysalis Adult
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Egg The egg is sticky. It is laid on the  bottom of a  milkweed plant  leaf. It hatches in a few  days .
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Larva   The larva or caterpillar eats the eggshell and then the milkweed leaves. The larva molts or sheds its skin about 5 times. It hangs upside down on the milkweed plant.
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Chrysalis The larva forms a chrysalis  or pupa around its body. The chrysalis is green with  dots. Later it becomes clear. An orange and black  butterfly can be seen inside  the chrysalis.This change is  called metamorphosis.
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Adult The adult butterfly  comes out of the  chrysalis in about 2  weeks. It pumps liquid into its  wings from the  abdomen. The wings must dry  before the adult can fly.
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Body Parts A butterfly has three main  parts: head, thorax and  abdomen.  Six legs are attached to the  thorax. The butterfly sucks nectar 
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