In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- They are like a pupa waiting in its cocoon for rebirth, ultimately becoming a butterfly.
- Then they spin into a cocoon and either emerge as a second generation the same year or hibernate and emerge the next summer.
- At that time, each larva wraps itself in a cocoon, plugs its chamber with silk, and becomes quiescent.
- The delicate moth that emerges from the cocoon is a pale yellowish-green.
- Later in the season, the caterpillars re-emerge to spin cocoons and overwinter under the loose bark of the trees.
- 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.
- I saw a spider's web and an insect larva beginning to spin a cocoon.
- Many people think that monarchs spin their cocoon but they in fact just shed their skin to form the chrysalis.
- 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.
- Males in the cavity-nesting house wren frequently add arthropod cocoons to their nests during building, possibly as an ornamental cue for female choice.
- Larvae remain in these cocoons through the winter and pupate in early spring.
- 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.
- Moths such as the luna and polyphemus spend the winter months as pupae in leaf-wrapped cocoons.
- 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.
- In Nest 1, the oldest cells held mature larvae ready to spin cocoons and medium-sized larvae.
- She had been given the strange looking stones by the villagers, who believed them to be insect cocoons and items imbued with sacred significance.
- Male and female cocoons were separated in the field by size and in the lab by weight.
- This is once again an animal fibre, but is produced by the larvae of the silk worm moth, as it spins its cocoon.
- 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.
1to cocoon sb in sth — arrebujar / arropar a algn en/con algo
- he was cocooned in his own private world — vivía en su propio mundo
- 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.
- 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.
- As we did so, everyone at the table mirrored our movement so that we were cocooned in secrecy.
- Trucks and cars swoosh past us occasionally, otherwise we are cocooned in the subliminal hum of the forest.
- The Bible sits, nestled in pink tissue paper and cocooned in a wooden box.
- The lavender cream is massaged into your skin before you're cocooned in thermal sheets.
- By writing books like this we ensure that we remain cocooned in our own little world of fantasies
- 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.
- This ‘air scarf’ means that as you drive along with the roof down your head is cocooned in a pillow of warm air.
- The individual on whom I wish to focus began life blind to its problems and cocooned in luxury.
- ‘It is difficult starting up any new business, particularly if you have been cocooned in a comfortable corporate lifestyle,’ he said.
- You lie there, cocooned in the covers, making mental lists of all you should do that day, must do.
- Instantly my mind saw myself on the back porch of my childhood home cocooned in quilts, reading.
- They were cocooned in their own world, with not the slightest concern for anyone around.
- He explained: ‘As ministers, we are cocooned in the official system of advice.’
- Rather than being cocooned in five-star sterility, it's fun and comfortable to stay at one of these innumerable small homely hotels.
- He was still cocooned in the huge, puffy white blanket.
- She allowed herself to be cocooned in the warm swaddling cloth of his borrowed shirt, feeling, for once, safe and warm and almost invincible.
- While motorists are safely cocooned in a metal shell, bikers are exposed and vulnerable.
- Passengers were to be cocooned in compartments lined with deep cushions, but they preferred to see out, and the idea never caught on.
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