We have talked a bit this week about animals that go through different life stages. Can you think of the word for transformation between two very different stages in a life cycle?
Many insects undergo a complete metamorphosis - this is when an insect shuts itself away, in a cocoon or pupae, and emerges as what looks like a totally different animal. Some insects that do this are butterflies. One of Alderney's most famous butterfly species is the Glanville Fritillery - these butterflies are rare on mainland UK, found only on the Isle of Weight's south coast. A changing climate has contributed to the shrink in the species range, as it was once found throughout the UK. There are no other species in the UK that look similar so it is easy to tell when you have seen one!