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Caterpillars are the larval form of a member of the order Lepidoptera (the insect order comprising butterflies and moths). Caterpillars are voracious feeders and many of them are considered pests in agriculture. Many moth species are better known in their caterpillar stages because of the damage they cause to fruits and other agricultural produce. Most caterpillars have tubular, segmented bodies. Caterpillars have good vision. Many caterpillars are cryptically coloured and resemble the plants on which they feed and may even have parts that mimic plant parts such as thorns. Their size varies from as little as 1 mm to about 3 inches. (wikipedia_caterpillars)
  • caterpillar
  • larva
  • butterfly
  • insect
  • moth
  • pest
  • agriculture