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tubules, reproductive body that sense touch organs, and most of the digestive system Simple Eyes - organs on the head Abdominal Prolegs - stumpy legs located on the that can detect light and dark abdomen Spiracles - tiny holes along the Anal Prolegs - stumpy legs located at the end of caterpillar's body that it uses to breathe the abdomen Thoracic Legs - six jointed legs on Head - the part of the caterpillar that contains the the caterpillar's thorax brain, eyes, mouthparts, etc. Thorax - the body section between the Mandibles - the jaws, located on the head head and the abdomen. The legs and wings attach to the thorax
The caterpillar's body has thirteen body segments (including the head) and eight pairs of legs. The three pairs nearest the head become adult legs. The other 'false legs', are used for climbing and are shed when the larva goes through the last of the four to six molts it has during its life cycle. When the caterpillar grows too large for its skin, the skin splits up the back and the caterpillar reemerges.