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caterpillar in Insects topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishcaterpillarcat‧er‧pil‧lar /ˈkætəˌpɪlə $ -tərˌpɪlər/ noun [countable]  caterpillar.jpg HBIa small creature like a worm with many legs that eats leaves and that develops into a butterfly or other flying insect
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caterpillarJust as only a caterpillar can become a butterfly, the formal stage seems a necessary developmental step to the skilful stage.In the Washington area, cabbages are vulnerable to two persistent pests: Aphids and cabbage moth caterpillars.The old caterpillar skin peels back and falls away.When I arrived at the page on caterpillars, again I read the bold headings.It may take as long as a week for all the caterpillars to make their chrysalises.As the wasp hovered near, the caterpillars suddenly started flailing from side to side.The caterpillars can be picked off, but their coloring makes them difficult to see, especially when they are small.