Be part of nature

in our

Butterfly Garden

Butterflies are given the scientific name of lepidoptera (it means scaly wings), because their wings are covered by thousands of tiny and imbricated scales.

Its immense diversity and great ability to adapt to any climate, places them among the most successful evolutionary creatures on earth.

We have a program of reproduction of native species of Honduras (more than 30 species); Which flutter free in their botanical garden offering us a real show.

We can observe the life cycle of a butterfly in detail, which is divided into 4 stages.

All butterflies have ``complete metamorphosis``, to become an adult they have to travel through the following 4 phases: egg, larva, chrysalis and adult.



Phase

1

PHASE 1: begins life as a very small round egg. The most curious of these eggs, especially the eggs of monarch butterflies, is that if you look closely enough you can really see the small caterpillar growing inside them.


PHASE 2: After the eggs have been laid, many expect to see out the butterflies, but this does not happen exactly, butterfly larvae are actually what we call caterpillars, which do not usually stay long in that state and Mainly what they do while they last, is to eat.

Phase

2


Phase

3

PHASE 3: Within the chrysalis the old parts of the caterpillar’s body are undergoing a remarkable transformation, called metamorphosis 1, to become the beautiful parts that make up the butterfly that will arise. The tissues, organs and limbs of the caterpillar have been modified in the time the chrysalis lasts and everything is ready for the final stage of the life cycle of a butterfly.


PHASE 4: Finally, when the caterpillar has done all its transformation inside the chrysalis, you can see how an adult butterfly emerges.

Phase

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