7 Fascinating Caterpillar Facts You Should Know 

The average person has 600 muscles. Caterpillars may have 4,000, 248 in their heads. Meet 8 amazing backyard caterpillars.  

Caterpillars of the hickory horned devil are among the largest in the world, reaching lengths of up to 5 1/2 inches.  

This caterpillar tidbit may make you love them more. The Hawaiian moth Hyposmocoma molluscivora is the only one whose caterpillars devour snails.  

Six genuine legs are on the front of caterpillars' thorax. The prolegs have suction cups called crotchets that stick to surfaces.  

The caterpillars of silkworm moths create their cocoons from continuous silk strands that can reach a length of 1,000 yards.  

The Arctic woolly bear moth only feeds for a few days during the summer and can remain a caterpillar for up to seven years.  

Plant an oak tree in your yard for more caterpillars. Over 500 U.S. caterpillar species prefer oak leaves. Increase host plants for caterpillars.  

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