Kingdom : Animalia
                       Class : Insecta
     Scientific Name : Larva
                         Size : 30 - 60mm (1 - 2in)

Average Life Span : 3 weeks
                   Colour : Yellow, Black, Orange, 
                                   Red, Green, Blue, 
                                   White, Brown
              Skin Type : Hair
   Special Features : Long body shape and
                                    fleshy horns
  1. Caterpillars are the larvae of butterflies and moths.
  2. They are found throughout the world.
  3. There are more than 20,000 species of caterpillar known.
  4. They form a cocoon and remain in it for around two weeks.
  5. After that, they emerge from their cocoon as butterflies with wings.
  6. They are agricultural pests which leave the crops unhealthy and inedible after feeding on them.
  7. Some species of caterpillars are known to be highly poisonous.
  8. The moth caterpillars are known to destroy silk and are named as silk worms in China
  9. Caterpillars vary in size, color and appearance according to the species.
  10. They are herbivores mainly feeding on leaves, plants and flowering plants.
  11. Quite a few species of caterpillars are also carnivores feeding on insects.
  12. They have numerous predators in birds, large insects, wasps, small mammals and reptiles.

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