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Another word for the "food" the insect eats.
diet
A large group of animals that include beetles, ants, butterflies, worms, etc.
insects
eggs
eggs
The long, brown "stick" on the back of the larva. It may help to "camouflage" the manduca.
horn
More than one larva. More than one insect that is hatched from the egg and is not an adult yet.
larvae
The skeleton on the "outside" of an insect.
exoskeleton
The insect we are studying.
Manduca
To hide or disguise.
camouflage
Another name for the egg shell.
chorion
A time in the life of the insect. Many insects have 3 stages--egg, larva, adult. Some insects, like butterflies have 4 stages: egg, larva, pupa, and adult.
stage
To shed skin
molt
The changes an animal can go through as it grows. A Caterpillar hatches from an egg, becomes a pupa, and then turns into a butterfly.
metamorphosis
Insect dropping or excrement. (Poop!)
frass
To dig into something, like dirt.
burrow
When an insect hatches from an egg. It is "immature". It is not an adult yet. It grows a lot during this time.
larva