Everyone loves butterflies, and it's easy to see why! Beautiful
butterflies are more than just a pretty pair of wings. They play a
crucial role in many ecosystems by spreading the pollen that plants
and flowers use to breed. In fact, they are the second most
important pollinator after bees! They adore eating nectar and come
with their own drinking straw called a proboscis.
Butterflies begin life as an egg clinging under a food source
like a leaf, and this egg hatches into a hungry caterpillar who
eats everything in sight. They then make a special shell called a
cocoon, and through a process called metamorphosis emerges
completely changed into beautiful butterflies.
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