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  • Monarch butterfly larva on a plant.
    Rights: Jacqui Knight Published 18 August 2017 Size: 48 KB Referencing Hub media

    The larva emerges to become an eating machine. In 2–3 weeks, it grows to about 2,700 times its birth weight. If a human baby grew in a similar manner, it would weigh 8 tonnes when 2 weeks old!

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