Insect Cocoons card

Courtesy of National Museums Liverpool, World Museum

Insect Cocoons


Currently not on display


Cocoons of plant feeding caterpillars or sawflies. Several individual coccons which have been telescoped together (Dr Ian Wallace, Dept of Zoology, May 1981). Prior to 1981 these were assumed to be seeds. Nine large parts and some tiny fragments. Dimensions are for the largest coccon. Assumed to be from Egypt Exploration Society 1924 -25 excavations at Amarna, House Q45.79, from small South West room in House C (however, Q45.79 cannot be found on Armarna object database),