Here is a free printable monarch butterfly eggs coloring pages for kids to engage in coloring activities. It will enhance their creativity by coloring it while learning some facts about butterflies and its eggs. The monarch butterflies are small-winged oviparous insects, which means they lay their eggs as a means of reproduction. They have recognizable orange, white, and black wing patterns. Also known as milkweed butterflies, monarch butterflies lay their little oval or conical eggs on the milkweed plants, particularly the underside of the leaves. Eggs contain an embryo until it develops into a young one. The color of the eggs is usually light green or cream, and the size is about 1.2 x 0.9 mm. The female monarch butterflies can lay up to their mass in eggs. Therefore, they lay smaller eggs with age. After 3-8 days, the eggs hatch into larvae or caterpillars. Then, after some weeks or months, they enter into the second stage of the lifecycle, where they transform into a butterfly.
Did you know? Monarch butterflies are poisonous as they eat toxic milkweed during their larval stage. So when predators eat them, they usually vomit, although it rarely causes death.