Interesting Facts About Caterpillars

  • caterpillarStage lasts about 9 to 14 days.
  • First meal is usually its own shell.
  • Can sense touch, taste, smell and light.
  • Have tiny antennae which sense smell.
  • Eat at night as well as during the day.
  • Are solitary eaters.
  • Are boneless but have over one thousand muscles.
  • Have 3 pairs of true legs and up to 5 pairs of prolegs.
  • Spin a small patch of silk, which is used to anchor themselves to when shedding their skin.
  • Sometimes eat their old skin.
  • May change color or physical appearance in between molts.