Life Cycle Of A Butterfly

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Life Cycle Of A Butterfly - Quiz

There are many kinds of insects in our world. Some of the most beautiful and interesting insects are the butterflies. How much do you know about them and their journey from caterpillar to butterfly? Select the correct answer for each question.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Butterflies have three main body parts. Choose the correct three body parts.

    • A.

      Antennae, head, abdomen

    • B.

      Legs, antennae, thorax

    • C.

      head, thorax, abdomen

    • D.

      Wings, head, thorax

    Correct Answer
    C. head, thorax, abdomen
    Explanation
    Butterflies have three main body parts: the head, thorax, and abdomen. The head contains the sensory organs, such as the eyes and antennae. The thorax is the middle section of the butterfly's body and contains the wings and legs. The abdomen is the posterior section of the body and contains the digestive and reproductive organs.

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  • 2. 

      Butterflies have _____ legs.

    • A.

      Eight

    • B.

      Six

    • C.

      Four

    • D.

      two

    Correct Answer
    B. Six
    Explanation
    Butterflies have six legs.

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  • 3. 

    When a caterpillar changes into a butterfly, the process is called ______.

    • A.

      Metamorphosis

    • B.

      Metaphor

    • C.

      Metaphysics

    • D.

      Metabolism

    Correct Answer
    A. Metamorphosis
    Explanation
    Metamorphosis is the correct answer because it refers to the process by which a caterpillar undergoes a complete transformation and develops into a butterfly. This process involves various stages, including the formation of a chrysalis and the reorganization of the caterpillar's body structure. Metaphor, metaphysics, and metabolism are not related to the transformation of a caterpillar into a butterfly.

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  • 4. 

      Life cycle of the butterfly - choose the correct order.

    • A.

      Butterfly, pupa, caterpillar, egg

    • B.

      Pupa, egg, butterfly, caterpillar

    • C.

      Egg, caterpillar, butterfly, pupa

    • D.

      Egg, caterpillar, pupa, butterfly

    Correct Answer
    D. Egg, caterpillar, pupa, butterfly
    Explanation
    The correct order of the life cycle of a butterfly is as follows: egg, caterpillar, pupa, butterfly. The butterfly starts its life as an egg, which hatches into a caterpillar. The caterpillar then goes through a stage called pupa, during which it undergoes metamorphosis and transforms into a butterfly. Therefore, the correct answer is egg, caterpillar, pupa, butterfly.

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  • 5. 

    Butterflies eat ______.

    • A.

      honey

    • B.

      nectar

    • C.

      nuts

    • D.

      Leaves

    Correct Answer
    B. nectar
    Explanation
    Butterflies eat nectar because it is a sweet liquid found in flowers. Nectar provides butterflies with the necessary energy and nutrients they need to survive. Butterflies have a long, straw-like mouthpart called a proboscis that they use to suck up the nectar from flowers. This is their primary source of food and helps to fuel their flight and other activities.

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  • 6. 

      When butterflies migrate for the winter, they sometimes fly as much as ______ miles in a day.

    • A.

      800

    • B.

      80

    • C.

      80,000

    • D.

      8,000

    Correct Answer
    B. 80
    Explanation
    During the winter migration, butterflies can fly up to 80 miles in a day.

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  • 7. 

    Females lay their eggs in _____.

    • A.

      Winter

    • B.

      Early fall

    • C.

      January

    • D.

      Late spring or early summer

    Correct Answer
    D. Late spring or early summer
    Explanation
    Females lay their eggs in late spring or early summer because this is the time when the weather is warmer and more favorable for egg development. During this time, there is also an abundance of food sources available for the offspring once they hatch. Additionally, laying eggs during late spring or early summer ensures that the young have enough time to grow and develop before the colder months arrive.

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  • 8. 

    Butterfly wings are covered with _____.

    • A.

      Fur

    • B.

      Skin

    • C.

      dust

    • D.

      Tiny scales

    Correct Answer
    D. Tiny scales
    Explanation
    Butterfly wings are covered with tiny scales. These scales are responsible for the vibrant colors and patterns seen on butterfly wings. The scales also provide protection and insulation for the wings. They are delicate and can easily be damaged or rubbed off, which can affect the butterfly's ability to fly.

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  • 9. 

      A butterfly's long "tongue" or hollow feeding tube is called a _______.

    • A.

      proboscis

    • B.

      Probiotic

    • C.

      Procedure

    • D.

      Procrastination

    Correct Answer
    A. proboscis
    Explanation
    A butterfly's long "tongue" or hollow feeding tube is called a proboscis. The proboscis is a specialized structure that allows butterflies to sip nectar from flowers. It is a flexible tube that can be coiled up when not in use and extended to reach the nectar deep inside flowers. The proboscis acts like a straw, allowing the butterfly to suck up the liquid food.

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  • 10. 

    There are more than ______ kinds of butterflies in the world.

    • A.

      200

    • B.

      2,000

    • C.

      20,000

    • D.

      200,000

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. 200
    C. 20,000

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