Caterpillar Animal Pictures

Close up beautiful caterpillar of swallowtail

Close up beautiful caterpillar of swallowtail

An Emperor moth Caterpillar (Saturnia pavonia) feeding on a bramble leaf.

An Emperor moth Caterpillar (Saturnia pavonia) feeding on a bramble leaf.
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An Emperor moth Caterpillar (Saturnia pavonia) feeding on a bramble leaf.

Beautiful caterpillar on a branch.

Beautiful caterpillar on a branch.
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Beautiful caterpillar on a branch.

Green, blue and yellow caterpillar walking on a branch.

Green, blue and yellow caterpillar walking on a branch.
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Green, blue and yellow caterpillar walking on a branch.

Caterpillar Cocoon hanging from a leaf
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Caterpillar Cocoon hanging from a leaf

Variegated caterpillar isolated on white background

Variegated caterpillar isolated on white background
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Variegated caterpillar isolated on white background

Largest caterpillar - io moth
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Largest caterpillar - spicebush
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Largest caterpillars - tomato hornworm
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Largest caterpillars - Polyphemus
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Largest caterpillar - hickory horned devil
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butterfly from chrysalis
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Caterpillars spend more time preparing for the chrysalis stage than being active in the stage.

butterfly life cycle
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Caterpillars turn into butterflies by a process called metamorphosis.

Assassin caterpillar
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The Assassin Caterpillar can wreak havoc on a human's internal organs if it pierces the skin.

monarch caterpillar on leaf
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Caterpillars have spines that allow them to sting.

butterfly life cycle
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Caterpillars can sometimes grow ten times their size.

Caterpillars shed their exoskeletons four to five times during their stages of growth.

With an array of possible colors, caterpillars can disguise themselves as everything from flowers to sticks to bird droppings.

How Long Do Butterflies Live

How Long Do Butterflies Live
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Monarch butterfly from caterpillar. Caterpillars only have 6 true legs and eat a lot.

Close up beautiful caterpillar of swallowtail

Close up beautiful caterpillar of swallowtail

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