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Metamorphosis StagePlay
A cocoon is specifically for the transformation phase of insects, not any shelter. SlideThe silk moth's cocoon houses it during metamorphosis.
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Natural MaterialPlay
Cocoons are made from materials the insect produces, like silk or other substances. SlideMany cocoons are silky, but some may use leaves or twigs.
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Temporary ShelterPlay
Cocoons are a temporary structure, the insect leaves it once mature. SlideAfter the transformation, the butterfly leaves its cocoon behind.