Cecropia giant silk moth caterpillar sheds its skin

A cecropia giant silk moth caterpillar sheds its skin and becomes a living, wiggling, pupa. Comment about a time that you witnessed this unbelievable transformation. Was it what you expected?

----- Time for a trip down memory lane. I will be posting the best videos from our 2016 season over the next few weeks. Did you have a favorite? Did any of our videos surprise you? Delight you? Disgust you? Convince you there was more to learn about caterpillars than you thought? Feel free to ask us questions, comment, or share these. Enjoy! ------

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The Caterpillar Lab fosters greater appreciation and care for the complexity and beauty of our local natural history through live caterpillar educational programs, research initiatives, and photography and film projects. We believe that an increased awareness of one’s local environment is the foundation on which healthy and responsible attitudes towards the broader natural systems of this world is built.

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