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A cocoon is a covering made of silk that encloses a pupa, and a chrysalis is the pupa of a butterfly. The chrysalis is covered in a hard, chitnous shell. Note the difference: A cocoon is a covering of a pupa, and a chrysalis is a particular kind of pupa, usually with no enclosing cocoon. Inside a cocoon, you will often find a pupa of a moth or other insect with an inner chitinous shell, but it is not called a chrysalis unless it is the pupa of a butterfly. The pupae of some insects have visible external body structures, such as wings and legs, as they develop, while others (such as moths) have a smooth outer shell that encloses the developing structures. See

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Butterflies hatch from a chrysalis, a life stage made of a hardened protein. A cocoon is spun from silk and surrounds the pupa of many moths.

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Show the difference between a cocoon and a chrysalis?

No. Butterflies and Moths lay eggs. These eggs hatch out into caterpillars which eat plany material and grow. Once they are full size, the caterpillars make a cocoon/chrysalis then this cocoon/chrysalis hatches out into a new butterfly or moth. To be more clear, butterfly caterpillars do not make a cocoon; they pupate (transform into a chrysalis) which then hatches into the butterfly However, some moth caterpillers also spin a cocoon round themselves (made of silk) before pupating. Before pupating the caterpiller will normally move off its food source to find somewhere safe and hidden to pupate.

What is a synonym for cocoon?


What is another name for chrysalis?

the other name for chrysalis is pupa or cocoon..

What is another word for cocoon?

Pupa or chrysalis.

How do you spell chrysalis?

That is the correct spelling of the term "chrysalis" (shiny cocoon-like wrapping).

A insect resting in a cocoon is called a what?

A pupa or chrysalis.

What are the two names for the butterfly's cocoon called?

A butterfly`s is called a chrysalis a moth`s is a cocoon.

Why does a caterpillar make a cocoon?

The caterpillar makes a cocoon to complete the metamorphosis and turn in to a moth, butterflies make a chrysalis.

What doe an empty chrysalis or cocoon tell you?


How do you tell a chrysalis from a cocoon?

They are the same thing.

How do you spell chryalis?

The correct spelling is "chrysalis" (insect pupa within a cocoon).

What is the correct spelling of chrisalys?

A chrysalis is a cocoon containing the pupal stage of a flying insect.