There are lots of different kinds of caterpillars in North Carolina. I’m sure you have seen pictures on instagram. Here are some fun facts: Every time a caterpillar molts it gets new patterns on its skin. When butterflies get out of their chrysalises they have wet wings and have to let them air dry for up to a week. wooly worms, or fuzzy wuzzys, are more common here. All caterpillars have sixteen legs, the front six are skinny to eat with, but the back ten are fat and can easily grip things like branches. Caterpillar life cycle:
Hatch, eat egg, eat more, molt, eat, molt, eat, molt, eat, molt, turn into a chrysalis, turn into a butterfly, let wings dry, fly away. ( P.S. This is the exact amount of times a caterpillar molts.) – Lillian.