If you have never seen a caterpillar, South America is an ideal place to view one. They are slow in movement, and often are perched on a tree. They rarely move more than a few feet every day. When the time comes for them to shed their covering, it is a very painful process.
Caterpillars are born when the butterfly’s eggs become encased in a covering from which they cannot emerge until they are full grown.
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