2nd October 2019

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What is it called when a butterfly comes out of a cocoon?

Now, as most people know, caterpillars are short, stubby and have no wings at all. Within the chrysalis the old body parts of the caterpillar are undergoing a remarkable transformation, called 'metamorphosis,' to become the beautiful parts that make up the butterfly that will emerge.

Similarly one may ask, what are the 3 stages of a butterfly?

There are four stages in the metamorphosis of butterflies and moths: egg, larva, pupa, and adult.
  • Egg. Eggs are laid on plants by the adult female butterfly.
  • Caterpillar: The Feeding Stage. The next stage is the larva.
  • Pupa: The Transition Stage.
  • Adult: The Reproductive Stage.

What is the difference between a cocoon and a chrysalis?

Pupa and chrysalis have the same meaning: the transformation stage between the larva and the adult. While pupa can refer to this naked stage in either a butterfly or moth, chrysalis is strictly used for the butterfly pupa. A cocoon is the silk casing that a moth caterpillar spins around it before it turns into a pupa.
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