I am found throughout North America,
from Canada all the way to Mexico.
What I eat:
As a caterpillar, I am a very picky
eater and usually will only eat leaves from the
wild cherry or tulip trees. As an adult I will drink
the nectar from flowers.
What I look like:
My wings are four to five inches
in width, four inches in height and are usually yellow
and black striped. I have a long thin black body with two
How I am born:
I will go through four stages of development:
egg, caterpillar, chrysalis (cocoon), and adult (butterfly).
My egg is laid on or close to a cherry or tulip tree. I hatch from
the egg and become a caterpillar for a few weeks. After eating
most of the time and getting bigger, I form a chrysalis
(cocoon). I will emerge as a butterfly in a few weeks.