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Before And After Transformations Of Moths And Butterflies

Metamorphoses that caterpillars undergo to become moths or butterflies are one of the wonderful nature’s mysteries.


Perhaps even more amazing than the drastic transformation is how it happens. Inside their cocoons, the caterpillars are completely liquified, retaining only rudimentary “plates” that are the starting points for important features like the wings and eyes. Despite the fact that they are reduced to a protein soup, studies have indicated that some butterflies can retain behaviors that they were taught as caterpillars.

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