An oblong case in which the silkworm lies in its chrysalis state. It is formed of threads of silk spun by the worm just before leaving the larval state. From these the silk of commerce is prepared.
The case constructed by any insect to contain its larva or pupa.
The case of silk made by spiders to protect their eggs.
The egg cases of mucus, etc., made by leeches and other worms.
A covering, composed partly or wholly of silk or other sticky fiber, spun or constructed by many larvae as a protection for the pupal stage. Fin. Swe.
Protective casing around the pupa.
a sheath, usually of silk, formed by an insect larva as a chamber for pupation. A silky envelope spun by the larvae of many insects to protect pupas and by spiders to protect eggs
the pupa of a moth wrapped in silk.
spun silk enclosure around pupa
A construction of silk spun by the larvae of some insects, in which they pupate. Parasitic Hymenoptera larvae emerge from the host and spin white, oblong cocoons covered with loose fibers. Some spin cocoons inside the host, which are not visible unless the host cadaver is dissected.
The egg-shaped immature form of a mushroom, usually as it erupts from the ground, especially in the Amanita genus. It is surrounded by the universal veil.
wrap in or as if in a cocoon, as for protection
a kind of silk covering made by an insect
a silky covering made by a caterpillar
a web- or silk-spun covering that surrounds a chrysalid and is something associated with moths, not butterflies
A sheath, usually made primarily of silk, that an insect larva forms as a pupation chamber.
a protective case often of silk or similar fibrous material forming a natural protective covering or structure around such things as the pupae or eggs of some invertebrates.
The pupa stage of a moth or other insect. Usually "cocoon" refers to the outer layer that contains the pupa inside. Cocoons may be made of silk spun from a caterpillar, or dead leaves or wood, cemented together with saliva. Earthworms (which are not insects) lay their eggs in cocoons; a different kind of cocoon, which protects the egg.
A sac that contains the earthworm’s eggs. The cocoon is formed at the clitellum, and then travels from the clitellum to the head. Here it slides off the earthworm’s body and is deposited into the soil.
A thin silk covering secreted by larval honey bees in their cells in preparation for pupation.
A silken sturcture that encloses the pupa of some butterflies and skippers. Most butterfly pupae are naked, and what you see is really their skin
A silken case which the larvae of many insects form about themselves before changing to a pupa.
the pupa stage of a moth. The cocoon is a covering that protects the pupa inside as it changes into a moth. Cocoons are formed from silken threads spun by the last instar caterpillar. Some species of moths will also incorporate leaves into their cocoons. After the cocoon is formed, the caterpillar inside will shed its skin for the final time, and a pupa with a hardened outer coating will form.
a silken or fibrous case spun by a larva to afford protection during its pupal period
The resting stage of a moth between larva and adult
(noun) - the silken protective covering made by a moth larva before it becomes a pupa.
Is the pupa of moth. Different from the chrysalis of of butterfly which lacks silk, a cocoon is produced only by moths and is formed when the larva spins itself into a silk enclosure. There is a common misconception that butterflies produce cocoons, when they in fact produce chrysalides. (see above)
(noun) a covering of silk or other material spun by the larva as protection for the pupal stage
a pupa surrounded by a silk covering produced by the insect
worm eggs or egg cases, they can carry from 2 to 20 worms.
silken container produced by female to protect the eggs; also called egg sac; many egg sacs are ball-shaped round, some have a seam and consist of two disks; a few have cocoons specialized forms.
Protecting case for insect pupa made of silk
A case usually of silky material, in which insects are frequently enveloped during the second or resting-stage (pupa) of their existence. The term “cocoon-stage” is here used as equivalent to “pupa-stage.” 36
A case which protects the pupa. The cocoon is constructed by the larva before it pupates. In stag beetles is made of compacted soil and about the size of a chicken's egg . However lesser stag beetles just make a nice pupal chamber in the wood where they have been feeding.
A covering spun or constructed by a larva as a protection to the pupa.
The silken case spun by many moth larvae as a protection for their pupae.
A covering, composed partly or wholly of silk or other sticky fiber, spun or constructed by many insect larvæ as protection during the pupal stage of development.
A cocoon is a protective covering, made of silk, which protects a moth pupa (and some other insects). The cocoon is spun from the abdomen of the larva ( caterpillar) before it pupates.