Before wawa became a butterfly
Today, Canvas Kids introduces you to Wawa butterflies.
The beautiful butterflies that we have seen have four life stages:
A butterfly lays its eggs on leaves that become food for newly -
hatched caterpillars. The butterfly has to carefully pick leaves that
are suitable as food sources. It takes about 3 - 5 days for eggs to
hatch into caterpillars.
Butterfly caterpillars come in many colors. The majority of them are
cigar-shaped. A caterpillar’s body has three sections: head, thorax,
and abdomen. The shell of its egg becomes the first energy source
for a caterpillar before it starts eating leaves.
A caterpillar goes into a cocoon made out of fiber covering or small
objects found in its habitat held together with fibers. After 7-10
days inside the cocoon without any food, the caterpillar undergoes
a metamorphosis and emerges as a butterfly.
Finally out, the butterfly holds on to the cocoon and hangs itself
upside down until its blood has completely perfused its new wings.
After a quick show of its new wings and a few test flaps, the
butterfly soars through the air in search for food.
Source : http://kanchanapisek.or.th