Category: Caterpillars

  • Do Caterpillars Have Teeth?

    Do Caterpillars Have Teeth?

    No, caterpillars do not have teeth. Instead, they have a specialized mouthpart called a ‘mandible’, which is used for chewing and breaking down food. Caterpillars also possess two sets of tiny hooks called ‘setae’ on their mandibles which help them to grasp onto food while they eat. The setae also serves as an anchor point…