How Long Does a Caterpillar Stay in a Cocoon?

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The life cycle of a butterfly or a moth starts with the egg, then the larva (caterpillar), then the pupa (cocoon) then finally the adult butterfly or caterpillar. Caterpillars normally form a hard protective case known as the crystalis which forms the cocoon. Caterpillars remain in the chrysalis for as little as 2 weeks as the body is transformed into the body of a butterfly.
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Caterpillars are actually the larval form of moths and butterflies. They come in a variety of sizes and colors, depending on their species. Nearly all caterpillars are herbivorous
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For a moth, the caterpillar's cocoon is soft (depending on species) and for a butterfly, the caterpillar's cocoon is hard.
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Larva - After a butterfly lays and egg, the larva, or caterpillar,
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it depend on the butterfly 3-4 weeks should be its time in the cocoon but a butterfly only lives about 3 weeks.
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