Waterville 1st Grade
Literate About Biodiversity of the Waterville Plateau
1st Grade Lepidopterist
We study butterflies in our classroom
Scientific Question & Analysis:
Project design matrix (pdf)
Butterflies of Waterville
There are 49 species of butterflies in Waterville and we want to find them all! We have moths too.
One of them is the White-lined Sphinx Moth (Sphinx = SSSS finks)
The butterfly we are going to tell you about is the Painted Lady.
First, we will tell you about the differences between moths and butterflies.
These are things we have observed:
We learned to draw a butterfly by drawing on one side, then folding the paper in half and tracing the other side
Lepidopterist = One who is versed in, or studies, butterflies and moths.
Lepidopteran = any of a large order (Lepidoptera) of insects comprising the butterflies, moths, and skippers that as adults have four broad or lanceolate wings usually covered with minute overlapping and often brightly colored scales and that as larvae are caterpillars.
American Painted Lady - Fact Sheet for Grades K-6
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