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Cocoon

Description:

Cocoon is a tough bag or case spun by the larva of certain insects for protection during the pupa, or resting, stage. most commonly seen are those spun by the caterpillars of moths.

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16 Comments

Atul
Atul 12 years ago

yes it is similar Rubens Araujo

Rubens Araujo
Rubens Araujo 12 years ago
Atul
Atul 12 years ago

yes Ashish true.

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 12 years ago

अतूल, एम्मा भारतात राहत होती आधी, इथली बरीच माहिती आहे तिला. कदाचित आपल्या पेक्षा हि जास्त...!!

Atul
Atul 12 years ago

thats great info Emma and a fantastic link too.need to get more info about this Gond community and praying mantises

Hema  Shah
Hema Shah 12 years ago


Preying mantis

In Maharashtra some very unusual forms of animal worship are also seen but these are vanishing very fast. Among the Gond communities from Vidarbha, the vaid or medicine man of the tribe keeps a preying mantis as a pet. He uses the insecs for fortune telling and worships it. This practice is very peculiar and its origin and significance are not known.
http://ecoheritage.cpreec.org/Viewcontal...
I love Praying Mantises!! .

Hema  Shah
Hema Shah 12 years ago

very interesting. !

Atul
Atul 12 years ago

thanks Juan ,but as i said i have not spotted Praying Mantis in our part ,but as suggested by you and the others ill follow up on the spotting and post updates,thanks again.

Juan DiTrani
Juan DiTrani 12 years ago

I´m moving your spot to Arthropods category

Juan DiTrani
Juan DiTrani 12 years ago

Hi Atul, I think this is not a Coccon, is a Praying Mantis egg case

Atul
Atul 12 years ago

sure will let you know textless

textless
textless 12 years ago

Really interesting! I don't know anything about insects of India... The construction looks a lot like what mantids build in the western US, but maybe it could be a moth? I'd be interested to know if you find anything similar again, or find any additional info. :)

Atul
Atul 12 years ago

guys never seen a praying mantis in these parts !!!
my guess is the it is of a caterpillar of a moth???

mpshope
mpshope 12 years ago

I agree. It looks like a praying mantis egg.

dungeonmasterShu
dungeonmasterShu 12 years ago

i'm with textless on this one.

textless
textless 12 years ago

It kind of looks like a praying mantis egg case.

Atul
Spotted by
Atul

Union Territory of Dādra and Nagar Haveli, India

Spotted on Oct 9, 2011
Submitted on Oct 20, 2011

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