Butterflies are insects. Even though they can fly, they are not birds.
Butterflies also have attracted human attention since ancient times. This is due to the attractive shape and color, besides the patterns and life systems that are interesting to study.
On the other hand, butterfly metamorphosis also plays a central role in its life cycle. Even some ancient cultures have perpetuated their lives in their mythology.
Metamorphosis itself is a process of change experienced by animals, both in their physical appearance and structure. In this case, the butterfly also undergoes transition where its initial form is a caterpillar.
Caterpillars initially do not have wings; unlike butterflies, they have wings and can fly. Butterflies usually lay eggs on the leaves, then the eggs hatch, and a caterpillar is born.
After that, the caterpillar turns into a cocoon where its entire body is covered in a white thread. This pupal period lasts several days until the winged butterflies emerge from the cocoon.