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Butterflies

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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