My first moments of life were inside a tiny egg! Depending on what kind of caterpillar I am, my mother will either lay many of my brothers’ and sisters’ eggs beside me, or she’ll leave me to grow by myself on my leaf. Using a sticky, glue-like substance she creates herself, my mother makes sure to attach me to a safe place where I can feel protected as I am developing into a caterpillar.
Inside my egg I have the yolk with me. I rely on it to give me nutrients to help me grow! When I’m finally ready to hatch, I use my strong caterpillar jaws to chew through my protective egg, and sometimes I even eat the whole egg for dinner!
Thank you for visiting this life. To see what I grow into next click here.