#15 Caterpillar Becomes Soup Before It Transforms Into A Butterflies?
Sure, we all know about caterpillars closing themselves into chrysalis and then emerging as butterflies, but how much do you really know about what goes on inside the chrysalis? It’s more than a little weird.
The caterpillar actually digests itself and turns itself into a goopy soup. The only body parts that are still intact with them are called imaginal discs. They form the adult parts including the eyes, wings, legs, etc.
The protein soup provides the discs with the fuel to make new cells and thus a new body.