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antennae

feelers on head used for tasting and smelling

caterpillar

the worm-like larva stage of either a butterfly or a moth

chrysalis

the pupa stage of a butterfly

cocoon

the pupa stage of a moth

compound eye

many separate eyes forming one large eye

host plant

the plant adult butterflies and moths use for egg-laying

larva

the worm-like stage of many insects

lepidoptera

the scientific class that includes butterflies and moths

metamorphosis

complete change in body from egg to adult

mimicry

looking or acting like another creature

molt

shed the outer skin

proboscis

long tube used for drinking nectar from flowers

pupa

the resting stage when the larva is turning into an adult

spiracles

small openings in the caterpillar's body used for breathing

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