19 Amazing Caterpillar Transformations

Both butterflies and moths have four stages of life – they go from the initial egg to a caterpillar, then to a cocoon and finally to a butterfly or moth. We often think that whatever comes out of the cocoon is always more beautiful than the caterpillar that made it, but in some cases, this is not the case. In these 19 pictures, you’ll see the transformation, and decide for yourself if you prefer the caterpillar or the butterfly/moth…

 

Click on any of the images to see the transformation!

 
1. Attacus Atlas
From Caterpillar to Butterfly
From Caterpillar to Butterfly
 
2. Io Moth
From Caterpillar to Butterfly
From Caterpillar to Butterfly

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3. Brahmin Moth
From Caterpillar to Butterfly
From Caterpillar to Butterfly
 
4. Ceropia
From Caterpillar to Butterfly
From Caterpillar to Butterfly
 
 
5. Acraga Coa  
From Caterpillar to Butterfly
From Caterpillar to Butterfly
6. Polyura Sempronius 
From Caterpillar to Butterfly
From Caterpillar to Butterfly
 
 
 
 
7. Black Swallowtail  
From Caterpillar to Butterfly
From Caterpillar to Butterfly
 
8. Spicebush Swallowtail 
From Caterpillar to Butterfly
From Caterpillar to Butterfly
 
9. Acharia Stimuela 
From Caterpillar to Butterfly
From Caterpillar to Butterfly
 
10. Phobetron Pithecium 
From Caterpillar to Butterfly
From Caterpillar to Butterfly

11. Isochaetes Beutenmuelleri
From Caterpillar to Butterfly
From Caterpillar to Butterfly
 
12. Hubbrad's Small Silkmoth 
From Caterpillar to Butterfly
From Caterpillar to Butterfly
 
13. Blue Morpho 
From Caterpillar to Butterfly
From Caterpillar to Butterfly
 
14. Flannel Moth
From Caterpillar to Butterfly
From Caterpillar to Butterfly
From Caterpillar to Butterfly
From Caterpillar to Butterfly
 
 
16. Glass Wing Butterfly 
From Caterpillar to Butterfly
From Caterpillar to Butterfly

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17. Isa Textula  
From Caterpillar to Butterfly
From Caterpillar to Butterfly

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18. Pipevine Swallowtail 
From Caterpillar to Butterfly
From Caterpillar to Butterfly

 

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19. Spotted Apatelodes 
From Caterpillar to Butterfly
From Caterpillar to Butterfly

For more animal transformations, CLICK HERE

 

 

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