Do butterflies breed or do caterpillars do it before they become butterflies?



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    Good question!

    Butterflies mate at the end of their life cycle. A male and female butterfly will clasp together at the abdomen, sending his sperm to fertilze her eggs. Then the female will lay the eggs, and they will grow into caterpillars, then go into a chrysalis, where it will change into a butterfly!


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    That is an interesting question. Caterpillars are the larval form of butterflies (the 4 stages are egg, larval, pupal, adult) and are not sexually mature. Butterflies are the ones who mate. The male attaches itself to the female and transfers sperm as well as nutrients that the female uses when producing and laying her eggs. 


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