Milkweed and Monarch Butterfly Mania

Comparing Caterpillars

One way to examine things is to compare them. Comparing means to find the similarities.
Compare the Monarch Butterfly caterpillar and the Milkweed Tiger Moth caterpillar. I can think of three things that are the same.

Monarch Caterpillar eating a milkweed leaf

closeup caterpil

green arrow Monarch caterpillar

Milkweed Tiger Caterpillar eating a milkweed leaf.

milkweed moth caterpillar

Milkweed Tiger Moth

Swallowtail Butterfly caterpillar

lots of other caterpillars - off site

Watch Variation and classification - grouping things

Do this Dichotomous Key activity Make one for a species of organism
mentioned in Milkweed and Monarch Butterfly Mania.

Contrasting Caterpillars / Compare or Contrast Butterflies

Science Journal Entry / Resources / Main page

Monarch Migration math challenge - Math

ivy rule

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