Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at 10:12 PM
Please excuse our dust: Anderson's in the City is now open! Enjoy our main gallery exhibits! Our 2nd floor galleries are closed for renovations through December 2018. Stay tuned for further updates!
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Day 6: 10 Little Caterpillars Aren't So Little Anymore!

The caterpillars were especially active today, and one had crawled to the top of the cup!  There is a great deal of webbing toward the bottom of the cup, as you can see; this acts as a type of protection for catepillars, allowing them to stick to plants, which prevents them from blowing off leaves.  The sticky webbing also allows the caterpillars to pull leaves around their bodies, masking them from would-be predators.

Tags: butterlies, In the Time of the Butterflies, caterpillar, insect
 

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