Baltimore Checkerspot Butterfly…?
- Im at school right now and REALLY need help! So please Answer!! Can anybody tell me ANYTHING!! ABSOULUTELY ANYTHING about the Baltimore Checkerspot Butterfly!!!
Answer by sparrow (Mediterranean Sparrow)
Butterflies, like bees, are pollinators of crops and wild flora, and the Baltimore Checkerspot is no exception. Its body or thorax is dark brown, a color which extends to its wings, spotted white and then orange on their edges. As part of the family Nymphalidae (Brush-footed Butterflies), it bears hairy forelegs too short for walking. The prominent knobs on its antennae also are a trait of this butterfly family.
Like other butterflies, the Baltimore Checkerspot searches for one kind of host plant from which it will gain nourishment during its period of growth. In this case, the Turtlehead (Chelone glabra) is the only host plant that this butterfly will use. In wet meadows and ditches, the Baltimore Checkerspot Butterfly seeks out the Turtlehead, a creamy white pink-rimmed flower of the snapdragon family. Here, it lays eggs on the undersides of the plants leaves. In summer, the eggs hatch into orange and black caterpillars (larvae) which feed off this host plant.
Over a period of a few weeks, each caterpillar, as it grows, will molt or shed its skin several times before reaching its full size. Following the last molt, the pupa or chrysalis appears. Within a flexible shell, the chrysalis is a semiliquid in which the butterfly forms. From it emerges an adult butterfly.
- Why Do Butterflies Have Wings That Look Like Eyes?
Answer by Survivorman wannabe
butterflies have always been evolving, like any other animal. So their genes that make such “artistic” design in their wings are hereditary from other parent butterflies. Their wings long time ago may have just looked like lines. The “eyes” in the wings of the butterflies can be used as camouflage when they are prey to other predators (in trees). Have you seen moths, they have sweet wings too. When butterflies or moths stand on a tree, you literally cannot see them. =)
They have the eyespots because it makes them look like a bigger, more dangerous animal, like a snake. An eye spot is a circular, eye-like marking found on the body of some caterpillars. These eyespots make the insect look like the face of a much larger animal and may scare away some predators.
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- Is a butterfly warm blooded or cold blooded?
Does it have a job to do or something?
Where does it live?
What are its habits?
Name some of its relatives?
Please I really need help doing my report and I cant find it anywhere online.
Answer by Alisa
well butterflies help pollinate flowers
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