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Caterpillar Poem

There was a giant caterpillar,
More than ten-feet long,
tape measure
Chomped whole trees instead of leaves,
It really was real wrong...
Yes that creeping caterpillar,
Loved the month of June,
Wrapped itself,
With a tent,
And made a huge cocoon!
When it hatched,
I was so shocked,
What I saw was this...
An airplane sized,
From the chrysalis!


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Caterpillars are the larval forms of butterflies that hatch from, you guessed it, butterfly eggs.
Caterpillars go through a metamorphosis inside a cocoon or chrysalis (The poem is actually inaccurate in that it uses both cocoon and chrysalis to describe the butterfly's place of metamorphosis- but it's done for art's sake).
A cocoon is a silk case usually made by the larva of moths and other insects, while a chrysalis is the hard skin of a caterpillar in which it will morph into a butterfly.

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