The blue caterpillar is the most famous insect in the Alice in Wonderland series. He makes appearances in all the different movie adaptations, but doesn't receive the name of Absolem until Tim Burton's adaptation in 2010. In the latest version of the movie, Absolem is a larvae in the order Lepidoptera whose development can be tracked throughout the movie. He first appears as a larvae when he greets Alice and advises her to eat some of the mushroom in order to change her size. In reality, some caterpillar's are very good at adapting to their environments. A study done by Higgins et al. (2013) suggests that caterpillars have adapted to climate change by shifting their preferred feeding temperature to a higher one. When temperatures are idea, caterpillars can gain 20% of their body mass in just one hour. Thus, it seems as though Absolem is imparting his knowledge of environmental adaptation with Alice when he suggests for her to eat the mushroom in order to change her size. Continuing with his life cycle, Absolem is seen in his cocoon in the Red Castle. Then, at the end of the movie he is seen as a butterfly.
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