What's The Deal With Caterpillars?

Metamorphosis? Sounds like witchcraft to me.

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  1. First make sure you know what a caterpillar is:

What's The Deal With Caterpillars?

Just checking. Caterpillars can be confusing creatures.


They are actually the larval stage of a butterfly or moth, having a segmented wormlike body with three pairs of true legs and several pairs of leglike appendages.

The magic can then commence.


The chrysalis starts out soft and skin-like, but gradually hardens to form a protective shell. Most species of butterflies and moths spend the entire winter in this pupal state.