Pronunciation key

( kə-kn )



[Fr. cocon; It. coccone L.L. coco a hull, shell < L. coccum; see COCO.].

Promethea cocoon
Promethea cocoon.
Caddis Fly
Caddis fly cocoon.
  1. A case created by silk and other deposits certain insects spin around themselves or build as protection during the developmental pupa stage.
  2. Any cover such as this which offers protection.

References and Further Reading

  • Webster's New World Dictionary of the American Language (College Edition) ©1955
  • Promethea Moth cocoon, Callosamia promethea
  • Aquatic Insects of Central Virginia
  • Caddisflies (Trichoptera)
  • Species Spotlight: Caddisflies
  • Life and Times of a Caddis Fly
  • Caddis fly cocoon, Tricophtera sp
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