Cocoons With Butterflies?

Answer Beginning life as an egg and then hatching into a caterpillar, the caterpillar one day finds a spot to hang and spins a cocoon around itself that hardens into a pupa, or chrysalis. The pupa eventua... Read More »

Top Q&A For: Cocoons With Butterflies

How long do butterflies stay in their cocoons?

Before caterpillars become adult butterflies they enter the pupa stage. At this point the caterpillars spin chrysalises (commonly known as cocoons) around their bodies for protection. The amount of... Read More »

What do cocoons look like?

Cocoons are made by various different insects during the larval stage of life. Because of the massive variation in insects, cocoons all look different. Cocoons are most commonly referred to when sp... Read More »

When do cocoons hatch?

The time spent in the cocoon varies greatly by species and season the pupa stage started. For example, monarch butterflies hatch out of their cocoon within 10 days to nine months depending on the s... Read More »

What do moth cocoons look like?

A moth spins a silk cocoon by using silk glands or modified salivary glands secreting a thick substance that hardens in the air. The Moth usually sets its cocoon near the ground. A variety of shap... Read More »