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caterpillarclick to hear

Butterfly larva having a long body and 10 feet; the intermediary stage between the egg and the chrysalis.
caterpillar anal clasper abdominal segment thorax proleg walking leg mandible simple eye head

anal clasper click to hear

Last of five pairs of prolegs; it is located at the terminal part of the caterpillar’s body.

abdominal segment click to hear

Ring forming the caterpillar’s abdomen.

thorax click to hear

Part of the caterpillar’s body divided into three segments; the walking legs are attached to it.

proleg click to hear

Adhesive disk located below the abdomen that disappears in the adult stage; the caterpillar usually has five pairs, including the anal claspers.

walking leg click to hear

Articulated member having a motor function; it remains in the adult stage. The caterpillar has three pairs.

mandible click to hear

Mouthlike part enabling the insect to grasp and grind its food.

simple eye click to hear

Organ of vision formed of a single facet that captures variations in luminosity and allows the caterpillar to orient itself.

head click to hear

Anterior portion of the body of the caterpillar containing the main sensory organs.