Common Name: _______________________
Scientific Name: _____________________
__ - __ in or __ - __ cm
Butterfly Report Requirements
Draw (or trace) an accurate picture of
your butterfly in the box.
Complete the information related
to your butterfly’s classification.
Check the Butterflies of Illinois website for
wingspan in inches and centimeters
Where does your butterfly live? List the
habitats where you are likely to find it.
List the food sources for your
butterfly as well as its caterpillar.
Browse the Internet or library resources
to discover at least 3 tidbits
about your butterfly.
A few ideas ...
Defense mechanisms for protection
Length of its life cycle
Check the Butterflies of Illinois website to
discover which counties are home to your
butterfly. Shade in the state map to represent
Don’t forget ...
✓ All reports must be written in black ink.
✓ List your sources on the back of your report.
Book - Name, Date, & Pages Used
CD-Rom - Name & Date
Website - Name, Date, & URL
Need information? Try the Science Spot!
Click Kid Zone, then click Insects. Scroll down to
find the links for the Lepidoptera order.
Share the winter plans for your butterfly,
such as migrate or hibernate.