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What is a caterpillar?


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July 05, 2017 10:08PM

A caterpillar is the larva stage of a butterfly or moth.

A caterpillar hatches from the eggs of a butterfly or a moth. After a given amount of time, it then forms a cocoon, a casing of filament spun from its own silk glands. The caterpillar remains in this cocoon for protection while its body transforms into a butterfly or moth.