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Cocoon, Pupa or Chrysalis?

Dear Otters,

I hope you can help me - I'm a little confused. We all know that after caterpillars have eaten lots of food they spin themselves a...what? I have seen it called lots of different names, including cocoon, pupa and chrysalis. Which one is correct? Are they all correct? HELP!

Love from,

Ms Lamble

  • Otter Lola ago
    Pupa is the little parcel that caterpillars wrap round themselves and then they become a moth or butterfly. Chrysalis is the butterfly’s pupa and cocoon is the moth’s pupa 🦄🦄🦄🦄🦄🦄🦄🦄🦄🦄🦄🐥🦄🐥🦄🐥🦄🐥🦄🐥🦄🐥🦄🐥🦄🐥🦄🐥🦄🐥🐥🦄🐥🐥🦄🐥🦄🐥🦄🦄⛷🦄🐥🦄🦄🐥🦄🐥🦄🐥🦄🐥🦄🐥🦄🐥🐥🐥🐥🐥🐥🦄🦄🦄🦄🦄🦄🦄🦉🦉🦉🦉💒🦉💒🦉🦉🦉🦉💒🦉💒💒💒💒💒💒💒🤺
  • Ms Lamble ago
    Dear Lola, A very clear answer, thank you! :-) Love from, Ms Lamble