Threaten Sign    


Butterfly's life cycle

Summary of Wanderer Butterfly's life cycle - Complete Metamorphosis

The diagram shows the summary of Wanderer Butterfly's life cycle, that is typical for insects with abrupt metamorphosis. 

Abrupt metamorphosis, also known as complete metamorphosis. Beetles, flies. butterflies, moths and wasps develop with complete life cycle. Their young look very different from the adults. Their life style is very different from their adults. Just before they become an adult, they will enter a stationary state. Then their body is completely transformed into a different shape. 

The larva stage is mainly focus on eating and growing. The pupa stage is for transformation and the adult aims at reproduction. 

Pupa Location

The Evening Brown Butterfly pupa is always found hanging under the long grass. They are covered by dense vegetations and hard to be noticed. 

wpe22.jpg (19838 bytes)  wpe24.jpg (16940 bytes)

Few years ago we found our first Evening Brown pupa. It was hiding in the grasses. When we took the pictures we thought we are very lucky because the sun light just passed all the grasses and shining onto the pupa, which gave the perfect lighting for the photo. 

Later we found another Evening Brown Pupa and found that our luck was still there. The pupa was shine directly by the afternoon sun light. A pupa photo with good lighting was just easy to take. 

Then we found that almost all Evening Brown Pupa were shined by the afternoon sun light. We started to realized that this could not be our luck. It could be the Evening Brown Caterpillars had carefully chosen their pupa position.

Back to Top

Up ] A Bug's Life ] [ Butterfly's life cycle ] Dragonflies Life Cycle ] Gum Leaf Katydid - Caedicia sp. ] Newly Hatch ]


See us in our Home page. Download large pictures in our Wallpaper web page. Give us comments in our Guest Book, or send email to Peter Chew. A great way to support us is to buy our CD.  
Last updated: November 07, 2006.