First an adult butterfly lays eggs. This is the first stage of development of this insect. Testicles should have a chance to survive intact, so before leaving them, the adult butterfly is trying to ensure the safety of the eggs. Some butterfly species lay their eggs in the ground and trying to bury them. Others have special glands, and they are poured masonry secretions. Later this mucus hardens, protecting the eggs, they are in a kind of capsule.
There is another way to protect the future offspring. The adult butterfly clutch covers with scales and hairs, which produces from its own abdomen. Often the testicles are attached the butterfly to the leaves of plants, which in the future must feed on the caterpillars. The speed of development of inchworm in the egg depends primarily on the temperature conditions and the form of a butterfly. This can last from several days to months. The longest embryo development observed in those species of butterflies that overwinter as eggs.
The second phase of the emergence of butterflies from around the world caterpillar. It's the larva of a butterfly, whose main objective is the supply of energy and nutrients for the pupal stage, for that it is actively powered. The growth of the larva molts periodically. During his last molt, the caterpillar enters the pupal stage. After that, she does not feed and remains stationary. Pupae often attach themselves to branches and leaves. There are species of butterfly pupae which are in the soil or in fallen leaves. Time period determined at the pupal stage varies. It depends on the species and can range from several weeks to ten months and even longer. During the period of phase pupae form the tissues and organs of the future butterfly, all the necessary muscles and wings.
And here comes the last stage of development of a butterfly - her second birth. If you look at the doll the day before the appearance of the butterfly through the shell can be considered even the color of the wings of a future beauty. So, from the chrysalis hatches into a butterfly. The purpose of life is to make a new clutch. Puberty butterfly occurs very quickly, usually within a few days. The life span of the adult butterfly is very short. Centenarians are just hibernating butterflies. They live more than ten months.
Some butterflies breed in the air, they just spray the eggs during the flight.