Some animals that eat caterpillars are wasps, reptiles, certain mammals and birds. Of these animals that prey on caterpillars, birds are their main predators. The caterpillar is the larval stage of insects like moths and butterflies.
In the food chain, caterpillars are mostly herbivores and are known to eat many different types of plant leaves. However, there are some carnivorous species that eat or prey upon other insects. Similarly, some caterpillars are considered a threat to agricultural crops. There are approximately 20,000 species of caterpillars that are found all over the world.
Caterpillars are in this larval stage for about 3 weeks. Caterpillars come in various colors like orange, brown and red. They can range in size from 30 to 60 millimeters.