||Moths undergo complete metamorphosis in
which they go through four different life stages.
- Egg - A moth starts its life as an egg.
- Larva - The larva (caterpillar) hatches from an egg and eats
leaves or flowers almost constantly. The caterpillar molts (loses its
old skin) many times as it grows.
- Pupa - It turns into a pupa, protected by a cocoon or pupate underground or on the ground; this is a resting
- Adult - A beautiful, flying adult emerges. There is no growth
during this stage. This adult will continue the cycle and reproduce.