This site contains information on hundreds of species of butterflies living in North America, including distribution maps, regional species checklists, species accounts, and full-sized and thumbnail photos of adults and larvae.
The main purpose of a caterpillar is to eat as much as possible, storing up energy for its transformation into its adult shape. Explore this animated and interactive image of a caterpillar body. Click on the blinking dots to get more information.
Hinterland's Who's Who provides a description of the monarch butterfly on this page. Be sure to check out all of the information linked on the tabs (Description, Habitat and Habits, Range, Feeding, Breeding, Conservation) and view the video clips.
This ebook explores the life of a monarch butterfly, including her birth in Canada, her transformation and her journey to Mexico for the winter. Students can click on the speaker icon to hear the story read aloud.