Question by  ram123 (30)

What should I look for when identifying cocoons?


Answer by  kaboom969 (242)

Several main things to look for are the color, shape, shell covering and location of the cocoon. Butterflies usually have green cocoons while other bugs have brown cocoons. Each type of species also have the own cocoon size and shape. Some bugs even have shell coverings for extra protection. Look at nearby surroundings what is around it.


Answer by  wrightboy (22)

When trying to identify a certain type of cocoon,you will need to take notice of the size, shape, and color or the cocoon. You should also take note of the location where it was found, as some species tend to settle in a certain types of plant.


Answer by  Marie (778)

When attempting to identify which species has produced a cocoon, it is helpful to take note of the size, shape, and color or the cocoon. You should also pay attention to the location in which it was found, as some species will settle in a particular type of plant.


Answer by  Hoboanddojo (111)

When identifying cocoons, you need to look at the size and color. The bigger the size of the cocoon, the bigger the insect inside is, and the closer to coming out. The color can also tell what is inside it.


Answer by  Callypso (18)

You should look at where the cocoon is found and how it has been formed. Most are loosely attached to leaves,tree bark or branches and barely cover the larvae.


Answer by  DaffodilPetals (105)

A cocoon will look like a green or gray cylindrical folded up leaf, and it will be hanging from a branch or piece of wood.

Reply by traceywynne (1):
the cocoon is grey, round and bigger than a golf ball and attached to the inside of the loft tar poling  add a comment
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