Upon closer examination, the caterpillars resemble fantastic creatures — peculiar monsters from cartoons. Whether it is in their specific structure of the body (caterpillars have even well-developed jaws), or in a bright color (which, by the way, often is not only a type of disguise, but in some cases a warning of poisonism). Be that as it may, the least monster-like caterpillars resemble their final form — Beautiful butterflies — Even bloom. It is noteworthy that in the time of growth, they have to dump the skin several times (as a rule, four or five), after which they are already converted into the pupa.
This amazing metamorphosis provided caterpillars (and butterflies) strong positions among the most bright symbols in the cultures of many nations of the world. So, in the antiquity stage of the development of the butterfly, they corrected the steps of the initiation of a person, his way from ignorance to enlightenment.
Samuel Jaffe, american photographer and naturalist, for several years already removes the larvae of a variety of insects living on trees, lawns and sidewalks in his native state of Massachusetts. «I strive to show people that it is not necessary to go to distant countries in search of natural beauty. Nature — That’s all that is around us, under our legs, in our daily life», — He says.