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18 Amazing Before and After Photos of 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 so. In these 18 pictures, you’ll see the transformation, and decide for yourself if you prefer the caterpillar or the butterfly/moth…

 

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1. Attacus Atlas
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2. Io Moth
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4. Acraga Coa  
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5. Polyura Sempronius 
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6. Black Swallowtail  
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7. Spicebush Swallowtail 
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8. Acharia Stimuela 
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9. Phobetron Pithecium 
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10. Isochaetes Beutenmuelleri
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11. Hubbard's Small Silkmoth 
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12. Blue Morpho

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13. Flannel Moth
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14. Cerura Vinula
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15. Glass Wing Butterfly
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16. Isa Textula  
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17. Pipevine Swallowtail 
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18. Spotted Apatelodes 
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