You should spend about 40 minutes on this task.
The diagram shows the life cycle of a Monarch Butterfly
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The picture illustrates the various stages in the life of a Monarch Butterfly.
Overall, there are 6 stages in the life cycle of a Monarch Butterfly, beginning when eggs are laid and ending with the adult butterfly.
At the first stage, the Monarch Butterfly lays eggs on the leaves of a plant. Then, a larva or
caterpillar emerges from the egg and begins to feed on the leaves. The next stage is a period when the larva continues feeding, and then attaches itself to the plant.
The fourth stage takes place when the larva is transformed into a chrysalis, which is still attached to the leaf of the plant. Inside the chrysalis, further changes take place. After a period of time, a fully-
formed butterfly emerges from the chrysalis and begins to feed on the nectar of flowers. Finally, as an adult, the Monarch Butterfly is ready to lay eggs and the cycle will begin again.