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cocoon

Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
No Taxon (Glossary)
No Taxon (C)
No Taxon cocoon
Explanation of Names
From French cocon, diminutive of coque, meaning shell (Wiktionary).
Identification
cocoon noun - the silky protective case spun by the larvae of some insects especially moths, in which they metamorphose, the pupa (based on Wiktionary definition).

Photos of cocoons in moths (lepidoptera):


Photos of cocoons in other groups:
See Also
Internet References
Wiktionary--cocoon