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A woolly bear caterpillar hatches from an egg, spend several months as a larva, and then spins a cocoon and pupates. It finally emerges as a tiger moth. More »

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The eggs of the tomato hornworm are deposited in late spring by adult moths on the underside of leaves. Within five days, hatching beings, and the larva passes through about six stages of development before reaching full... More »

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A life cycle includes the various stages in the life of a living thing, including its birth, growth, aging and death. For instance, a butterfly's life cycle chart starts with an egg, moves on to a caterpillar, then a coc... More »

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The woolly bear caterpillar, which turns into a tiger moth, needs food, minimal water and a safe habitat. Begin by finding one outside in October in your garden, the forest or yard, then place it in a clear plastic or gl... More »

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Some people believe the color pattern of a woolly bear caterpillar can forecast the upcoming winter. While only superstition, it is thought that large amounts of black bristle at the caterpillar's head and tail indicate ... More »

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A caterpillar does not hatch from a cocoon but from an egg. A moth hatches from a cocoon or pupa. The time spent in the cocoon varies from 10 days to seven years or more depending on the species. More »

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The woolly bear caterpillar is a generalist feeder but mostly subsists on vegetation, such as dandelions, plantains and nettles. Following a winter period in which the larva can survive freezing temperatures, the woolly ... More »

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