I know all about how they make cocoons and while in there they change. But my question is, what exactly happens?
Yesterday my son noticed a catipillar on the tree in our front yard. It was a strange one as it had spikes sticking out of it. When my son went to touch it the spike hurt his finger. I did what any sensible mother would do and told him not to touch it.
Anyway, we noticed today that it formed a cocoon. We looked at it and we both noticed something sticking out of the bottom of it. When I looked closer it looked like the catipillar's skin...spikes and all...all shriveled up.
So, now I'm wondering. What exactly happens when a catipillar turns into a butterfly?
Answer by vbruno at 4:03 PM on Jul. 1, 2008
Morphology of a caterpillar: soft-bodied, herbivorous and segmented larva of a butterfly. Mouth parts: pieces forming the mouth. ...
Answer by vbruno at 4:05 PM on Jul. 1, 2008