Recall that the larvae or caterpillars are beings that have very little life and disappear shortly after. Played in a considerable amount and their infallible instinct leads them to choose the most convenient locations where to deposit their eggs. It will be a year from sunset until you see the insect wing. However, in certain species of butterflies, there may be two generations of spring to spring. These insects suffer complete metamorphosis (transformations suffered by insects, the Batrachians and some fish, since they come out of the egg to the adult stage) and go through four stages: egg, larva, pupa and adult. The word Chrysalis indicates the shape that takes the larva (Caterpillar) before transforming into butterfly, .and sometimes also called so the cocoon that encloses the larva. In certain species, butterfly leaves the cocoon after one or two weeks of lethargy.
Also there are Lepidoptera that transform into pupae being outdoors, suspended from the branch of a tree by a silk thread. The permanence of many butterflies in the sheath that has woven the Caterpillar to transform themselves, can last up to two months. Females lay their eggs, never larger than a pin head, in a venue with such success that breeding, when it is born, has at its disposal suitable food. Shortly after sunset, the female Butterfly dies. We’ve all seen caterpillars, but not everyone know that these larvae that grow so fast change four or five times of skin. Her mouth is extraordinary: is equipped with two such sharp Mandibles, which do not resist him flowers, leaves or fruits, and sometimes neither wood. Caterpillars stop feeding when they complete their growth, and then looking for a place to transform There weaving cocoons, carefully securing to any branch. By mouth, the Caterpillar secretes a tough thread with which manufactures its waterproof abode. The cocoon will be your refuge and the laboratory where, without surgical instruments, biology and nature shall comply with the most wonderful of metamorphoses.