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"Many species of moth and butterfly donít spin cocoons but instead pupate inside a single hairless pupal casing that may be either hidden in the soil, amongst leaf litter or other vegetation including inside the stems of plants and trunks of trees. The word chrysalis is another name for pupa and it comes from the Greek for gold. However, only those chrysalis that are well hidden, such as those in the ground, are a golden brown and many darken with age as the moth or butterfly develops inside."