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Subject: What are the antenna on caterpillar for?

Date: Sat May 23 13:35:11 1998
Posted by Christopher Heeter
Grade level: K-3
School: Martin Walker Elementary
City: Copperas Cove State/Province: TX
Country: USA
Area of science: Zoology
ID: 895948511.Zo

I found a caterpillar that is a light green color with black stripes that have yellow dots on them.  When I touch it, it has orange antenna like things that come up from its head.  What exactly are they and what do they do?

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