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Animals: Missouri Butterflies Discuss this eTheme.

These sites are about butterflies found in Missouri, including brush-footed butterflies, skippers, swallowtails, and sulphurs. Learn about their life cycle, characteristics, and defense mechanisms. Watch a movie that shows a metamorphosis of a caterpillar into a butterfly. There are links to eThemes Resources on butterflies and the migration of monarchs.

Grades

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  • 6

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This site covers the four stages and includes pictures of the butterfly's life: egg, larva, pupa, and adult.
Part of the Missouri Botanical Gardens, the Butterfly House is home to a wide variety of butterflies. Take a virtual tour of the house, read about the different programs they offer, and view many photographs.
This site has photographs and brief facts about butterfly species in Missouri.
Read a short encyclopedia entry about butterflies. Use the links at the bottom to read more about the coloration and the metamorphosis of this insect. NOTE: This site includes banner ads.
This site has information about all aspects of butterflies. Includes an illustrated butterfly dictionary and various classroom activities.
This page has four links with general information about this common species found in Missouri.
This page has four links with general information about this common species found in Missouri.
This site has a profile and facts about brush-footed butterflies. Includes pictures and information about the painted lady.
This site has a profile and facts about skippers. Includes pictures with captions.
This site has information about Eastern whites and sulphurs' physical characteristics, habitat, behavior, and growth.
This site has a profile and facts about swallowtail butterflies.
This site has facts, pictures, and information about coppers, hairstreaks, and blues' physical characteristics, habitat, behavior, and growth.
Use these printable worksheets to better understand the life cycles of different animals, including butterflies. NOTE: This site includes Google ads.
These sites are about butterflies with images and distributions of various species. The sites explain wildlife migration, why it occurs, and who does it. Learn about monarch butterflies and their annual migration.

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