Orange, green, striped, speckled, small, big, long and thin, short and flat—have fun discovering the amazing squash family by entering our Pumpkin-decorating Contest. Let your creative imagination go wild on your pumpkin or squash and enter your masterpiece in our contest to win passes to Montréal Space for Life museums, as well as gift baskets!
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Caterpillars reach impressive sizes. When they have completed their growth, they can measure up to eight and sometimes even 10 cm long. Although a species is associated with a wide variety of host plants, the caterpillar feeds only the species on which it was born.
Photo: Insectarium de Montréal (René Limoges)
In Quebec, we see the great saturniids from mid-May to late June. These butterflies live a few days, the time it takes to reproduce.