11th December 2019

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What is special about a butterfly?

A butterfly's lifecycle is made up of four parts, egg, larva (caterpillars), pupa (chrysalis) and adult. Butterflies attach their eggs to leaves with a special glue. Butterflies often have brightly coloured wings with unique patterns made up of tiny scales.

Also question is, what is the size and weight of a monarch butterfly?

A. Monarchs weigh, on average, about half a gram. This can vary from about .27 grams (a very small monarch!) to about .75 grams (a very big monarch!)

What size is the biggest butterfly?

Males grow to 6.7 to 7.4 inches (17 to 19 cm). The Queen Alexandra Birdwing (Ornithoptera alexandrae) is the largest living butterfly, with a wingspan that stretches almost a foot across. One the rarest butterflies in the world, it's found only in the rain forests of New Guinea.

What is the weight of a butterfly?

Dr. Paul Opler states, "I have some information on butterfly weights but not exact weights for the largest and smallest butterflies. However, I can make pretty good guesses. I have weights ranging from 0.3 gram for a large swallowtail to 0.04 gram for a small butterfly called the elf.
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