The Museum will close at 1:00 P.M. on Saturday, January 19th, due to anticipated inclement weather. The Museum will reopen on Sunday, January 20th at 2:00 P.M. Anderson's will be closed on Saturday.

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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