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Caterpillars are the larval stage of a moth or butterfly. A full-grown caterpillar can have a body length of 2-1/2 inches. Some species (like the eastern tent caterpillar) have blue spots on both sides and a white stripe down the back. After development completion of the larval stage, caterpillars would leave their host tree and crawl away to search for suitable places for them to spin their respective cocoons. It is in the cocoons where they morph into moths or butterflies. The cycle continues when moths or butterflies mate and lay eggs once again on other suitable host trees.

Caterpillars are insatiable feeders. They are considered pests that can defoliate shrubs and trees. When large numbers of caterpillars are together, they can completely strip a tree of its leaves. Silk tents can be seen in a tree's branch forks where caterpillars are.

To defend themselves, most caterpillars have hairs which cover them. The hairs carry a toxin that is irritating or toxic to humans.

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