Caterpillars live an interesting life -- their sole purpose is to consume as much food as they can, before they turn into butterflies or moths. It works for them. Take our quiz and learn more about how the caterpillar works.
What does a caterpillar do with its eggshell?
It eats it.
It uses it as a shelter.
It abandons it.
What does the corn earworm eat?
coffee and cocoa beans
How many sections do caterpillars, moths and butterflies have in their bodies?
What is a butterfly's body adapted for doing?
How does a caterpillar start off life as?
How many times does a caterpillar molt?
What happens to the caterpillar when it forms a chrysalis?
It turns the food it has eaten into fuel.
How many legs does a caterpillar have?
How does the geometer moth move about?
It moves in little arches.
Through what does the caterpillar breathe?
With what do caterpillars produce silk?
Which of these caterpillars are carnivores?
Why does the silver-spotted skipper launch its waste into the air?
It is an exceptionally clean animal.
Its waste contains toxins.
To prevent predators from tracking it down.
Why do solitary caterpillars spin silk?
To catch themselves if they fall.
To catch prey.
What do gregarious caterpillars use silk for?
as a source of food
as a shelter
as a means of developing social interaction
What is a disadvantage of being a gregarious caterpillar?
You have to compete with your siblings for food.
You are more susceptible to being preyed on.
You are at risk of cannibalism.
What is the hook with which the caterpillar attaches itself to a leaf called?
Inside the chrysalis, what does a caterpillar's body break itself down into?
What is a caterpillar's process of complete metamorphosis known as?