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Caterpillars

How do caterpillars defend themselves?

Answer

Wiki User
02/07/2012

They equip themselves with many protection 'devices', we will call them.

The io moth caterpillar has sharp spines connected with glands that secrete an irritating substance. Others have irritating bristles, and the swallowtail butterfly larva sends out a stinky odor.