Butterfly 101



Butterfly 101 with Furship

 at CLAW Summer Camp


Despite their small size, butterflies are some of the World's most wondrous animals. Their beauty and apparently carefree flight all spark our imaginations. As advanced insects, butterflies and moths have a "complete" life cycle. This means that there are four separate stages, each of which looks completely different and serves a different purpose in the life of the insect.

http://ronna.netai.net/furshipguild/nature/eggs.gif (1149 bytes)The egg is a tiny round, oval, or cylindrical object, usually with fine ribs and other microscopic structures. The female attaches the egg to leaves, stems, or other objects, usually on or near the intended caterpillar food.

larva (500 bytes)The caterpillar (or larva) is the long worm-like stage of the butterfly or moth. It often has an interesting pattern of stripes or patches, and may have spine-like hairs. It is the feeding and growth stage. As it grows, it sheds its skin four or more times so as to enclose its rapidly growing body.

pupa (367 bytes)The chrysalis (or pupa) is the transformation stage within which the caterpillar tissues are broken down and the adult insect's structures are formed. The chrysalis of most species is brown or green and blends into the background. Many species change over winter in this stage.

adult (625 bytes)The adult (or imago) is the colorful butterfly or moth we usually see. It is the reproductive and mobile stage for the species. The adults undergo courtship, mating, and egg-laying. The adult butterfly or moth is also the stage that migrates or colonizes new habitats.


  • Catch a butterfly - any butterfly and send it in or send me the URL to the page where you found it.  Only one (1) butterfly per camper, please!

                                             and or

  • Answer the following questions and send your answers to me when you're finished:

  1. Butterflies are known as the worlds most "what"?

  2. True or False -- the egg is a tiny, square shaped object, usually with fine ribs and other microscopic structures.

  3. How many times a year does a caterpillar shed it's skin?

  4. True or False -- moths are butterflies, too.



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Oliver Berrier Anne Cordelia




Black Jack's butterfly (252 bytes)

spyder's butterfly (11204 bytes)


Black Jack Spyder

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Tyger's Den  
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     Lady Blue Pepe BabyBlu

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       Moses Snowey RC

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Playful, Tux & Tyke Sissy G

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Buddee Tiger Magnificat



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Lucky's butterfly (6515 bytes)


SnowFox Lucky

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Pepper Mille'

Boo Miss Pinkerton



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Cheech, Al & Puffer

 Above are butterflies. Adventure members had some and many are still here.  If you let Mysty know, she'll keep yours for the Camp.

Camp Activity.  If I don't hear from mew, they may be removed. If I hear from mew, you can earn your badge.

Please note! When duplicate butterflies in same family,

same graphic are used with all names under it.


Send your butterflies and answers to Mysty.


To register for each class, you go to the Camp Claw Form


and fill it out to earn your badge.


Below is a participant graphic for all campers!

Return to CLAW Summer Camp,  Summer Camp Badge Form, CLAW or the Furship Recreation Room.


Unsure of the page you want?
The Site Map is at
the Furship Front Desk.


Above is a camp souvenir by Servo.  Visit the opening cabin and get mewr souvenirs too!


Butterfly Challenge designed by Oliver.

Butterflies were re-netted on June 30, 2004.