Year 5 Butterfly life cycle

Can you label each stage of the butterfly life cycle? You can print it off and colour it in.

Butterfly life cycle colouring sheet

Life cycle stages:


Depending on the species, eggs can be round, oval, cylindrical, smooth or wrinkled.

Pupa (chrysalis)

Inside, the caterpillar is rapidly changing.

Adult (butterfly)

When it first emerges, the wings are wet and folded.

Larva (caterpillar)

A fully grown caterpillar can be over 100 times larger than when it emerged from its egg!

Download the butterfly life cycle worksheet (PDF 371KB)