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Raising Butterflies
Black Swallowtail

The chalaza bears setae which are responsible for the larvae being able to feel... where they are going, and what is around them. Setae are tiny hairs that cover the caterpillar's body. These tactile hairs grow through holes in the pinaculum (dark, flattened plates on a caterpillar's body) of the exoskeleton. These hairs are attached to nerve cells, and relay information about touch to the insect's brain.


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