Caterpillars are the larval stage of moths and butterflies. They are mostly herbivores, and eat so much, so quickly, that they are often considered agricultural pests.

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An herbivore is an organism that feeds mostly on plants. Herbivores range in size from tiny insects such as aphids to large, lumbering elephants.