Anthropomorphic Sweat Bee Riding a Not-So-Anthropomorphic Inchworm
I can’t decide which one I like better, so I put both. I think that in this bug universe, caterpillars are used as transportation and are protected by their owner until they undergo metamorphosis, where they emerge as a sapient moth or butterfly that gives their eggs to the owner as long as the owner was kind. It’s not very safe to put the saddle on the arch of a inchworm, but it sure is fun going up and down!
When the Cyana meyricki caterpillar is
ready to turn into a butterfly, it doesn’t
build an ordinary cocoon. Instead, it
uses its own spiky body hairs to create
a mesh cage for protection, then
suspends itself in the middle. Source