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- In Nest 1, the oldest cells held mature larvae ready to spin cocoons and medium-sized larvae.
- Moths such as the luna and polyphemus spend the winter months as pupae in leaf-wrapped cocoons.
- I saw a spider's web and an insect larva beginning to spin a cocoon.
- Then they spin into a cocoon and either emerge as a second generation the same year or hibernate and emerge the next summer.
- Later in the season, the caterpillars re-emerge to spin cocoons and overwinter under the loose bark of the trees.
- Larvae remain in these cocoons through the winter and pupate in early spring.
- They are like a pupa waiting in its cocoon for rebirth, ultimately becoming a butterfly.
- Males in the cavity-nesting house wren frequently add arthropod cocoons to their nests during building, possibly as an ornamental cue for female choice.
- She had been given the strange looking stones by the villagers, who believed them to be insect cocoons and items imbued with sacred significance.
- While rodents often succeed in opening cocoons and extracting the nutritious pupae, birds rarely invest the time and effort needed to pierce the silken armor.
- We watched a group of airborne insects break out of cocoons two stories above the street, crawl down the side of the building, then back up again as butterflies.
- At that time, each larva wraps itself in a cocoon, plugs its chamber with silk, and becomes quiescent.
- This is once again an animal fibre, but is produced by the larvae of the silk worm moth, as it spins its cocoon.
- Once spun, the cocoon takes on a silvery appearance, indicating that it is full of air that seeped out from the slit-like incisions in the root made by the larval hooks.
- Many people think that monarchs spin their cocoon but they in fact just shed their skin to form the chrysalis.
- The chrysalis is what the silkworm becomes when it finishes spinning its cocoon.
- I would eventually watch some of them don a mantle of leaves and begin the process of weaving their own silk cocoons.
- Male and female cocoons were separated in the field by size and in the lab by weight.
- My first glimpse of a snow buttercup flowering beneath a thin pane of ice was not unlike my first experience of watching a monarch butterfly emerge from its cocoon.
- The delicate moth that emerges from the cocoon is a pale yellowish-green.
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- ‘It is difficult starting up any new business, particularly if you have been cocooned in a comfortable corporate lifestyle,’ he said.
- We keep a look out for friends' boats and chat to lock-keepers but for most of the time we're cocooned in our comfortable, private world.
- She allowed herself to be cocooned in the warm swaddling cloth of his borrowed shirt, feeling, for once, safe and warm and almost invincible.
- Rather than being cocooned in five-star sterility, it's fun and comfortable to stay at one of these innumerable small homely hotels.
- He explained: ‘As ministers, we are cocooned in the official system of advice.’
- This ‘air scarf’ means that as you drive along with the roof down your head is cocooned in a pillow of warm air.
- Passengers were to be cocooned in compartments lined with deep cushions, but they preferred to see out, and the idea never caught on.
- Trucks and cars swoosh past us occasionally, otherwise we are cocooned in the subliminal hum of the forest.
- They were cocooned in their own world, with not the slightest concern for anyone around.
- As we did so, everyone at the table mirrored our movement so that we were cocooned in secrecy.
- The lavender cream is massaged into your skin before you're cocooned in thermal sheets.
- He was still cocooned in the huge, puffy white blanket.
- While motorists are safely cocooned in a metal shell, bikers are exposed and vulnerable.
- You lie there, cocooned in the covers, making mental lists of all you should do that day, must do.
- Maybe, just maybe the musician knew his son - cocooned in amniotic fluid - was listening as he blew saxophone notes across to his girlfriend's belly.
- The Bible sits, nestled in pink tissue paper and cocooned in a wooden box.
- By writing books like this we ensure that we remain cocooned in our own little world of fantasies
- The individual on whom I wish to focus began life blind to its problems and cocooned in luxury.
- With two hours to kill, I stopped in one of those terminal bars where you can fill your stomach and, cocooned in anonymity, read a newspaper.
- Instantly my mind saw myself on the back porch of my childhood home cocooned in quilts, reading.
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