A few surprising facts about caterpillars:
A caterpillar has only one job – to eat! They eat a huge amount for several weeks and will eat 27,000 times their body weight during this life phase. Caterpillars can increase their body mass by as much as 1,000 times or more! When a caterpillar egg, hatches from its it eats the eggshell. Muscle man! A caterpillar has up to 4,000 muscles in its body (us humans have around 629). Caterpillars have 12 eyes but don’t have great eyesight! Caterpillars have only 6 real legs – the others are called which help them hold on and climb.