Butterflies and moths go through a life history known as complete metamorphosis. (The word means \change of form.\) The female lays many eggs. From these hatch tiny larvae called caterpillars (see Caterpillar). At this time of their lives they become pests, devouring the food plants of man. The female always lays its eggs on the kind of plant that the caterpillars will use for food.
Lepidoptera Life Cycle
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