What are cocoons made of?

Answer The larvae of many insects--butterflies and moths, for example--spin a protective casing around themselves before entering the pupae stage. This casing, the cocoon, is made from threads of silk pro... Read More »

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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 open?

Butterfly or moth that begin the cocooning or chrysalisis process will stay in hibernation within the cocoon anywhere from a few days to several months. In some circumstances, the butterfly or mot... 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 »

Cocoons With Butterflies?

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 »