Friday, July 17, 2009
WHAT IS THE LIFETIME OF BUTTERFLIES?
"WHAT IS THE LIFETIME OF BUTTERFLIES?"
If you include its life as a 'child' butterfly and 'teenager' butterfly (caterpillar and chrysalis) it lives from five to eight weeks.
An adult butterfly lives an average of two weeks in the summer. In cool spring and fall temperatures, they may average a slightly longer life. Adult butterflies in diapause (overwintering as an adult) may live for months. The length of time may vary slightly from species to species. Zebra Longwing adults live for several months.