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caterpillar the larva, or middle life stage, of a moth or butterfly. Caterpillars are round and long like worms, but have six legs. They may be brightly colored.
chrysalis the hard outside covering on a moth or butterfly while it is a pupa, the stage before it becomes an adult with wings. Many kinds of moths and butterflies make a chrysalis instead of a cocoon. Chrysalis is also sometimes used as another name for the pupa itself.
inchworm a moth larva that arches and stretches its body over and over again in order to move forward. Inchworms are thin and look like worms.
moth an insect called the clothes moth. It lays its eggs in wool or other fabric or fur. When the eggs hatch, the larvae feed on the fabric and damage it. [1/2 definitions]
silkworm a caterpillar of a moth, originally from Asia. The caterpillar makes silk thread that it uses to spin its cocoon. People use the cocoons to make silk cloth.