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pu·pa

 (pyo͞o′pə)
n. pl. pu·pae (-pē) or pu·pas
An insect in the nonfeeding stage between the larva and adult, during which it typically undergoes complete transformation within a protective cocoon or hardened case. Only insects that undergo complete metamorphosis have pupal stages.

[Latin pūpa, girl, doll.]

pu′pal adj.

pupa

(ˈpjuːpə)
n, pl -pae (-piː) or -pas
(Zoology) an insect at the immobile nonfeeding stage of development between larva and adult, when many internal changes occur. See coarctate, exarate, obtect
[C19: via New Latin, from Latin: a doll, puppet]
ˈpupal adj

pu•pa

(ˈpyu pə)

n., pl. -pae (-pē), -pas.
an insect in the nonfeeding, usu. immobile, transformation stage between the larva and the adult.
[1765–70; < New Latin, Latin pūpa girl, doll, puppet]
pu′pal, adj.

pu·pa

(pyo͞o′pə)
Plural pupae (pyo͞o′pē)
An insect in the nonfeeding stage of development between the larva and adult, during which it typically undergoes a complete transformation within a protective cocoon or hardened case. Only certain kinds of insects, such as moths, butterflies, ants, and beetles, develop as larvae and pupae. Compare imago, larva, nymph.

pupal adjective

pupa

A stage in metamorphosis that follows the larval stage.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pupa - an insect in the inactive stage of development (when it is not feeding) intermediate between larva and adultpupa - an insect in the inactive stage of development (when it is not feeding) intermediate between larva and adult
insect - small air-breathing arthropod
chrysalis - pupa of a moth or butterfly enclosed in a cocoon
Translations
kukla
puppe
púpa
kūniņa
krizalitpupa

pupa

[ˈpjuːpə] N (pupae (pl)) [ˈpjuːpiː]crisálida f

pupa

n pl <-e> → Puppe f

pupa

[ˈpjuːpə] n (pupae (pl)) [ˈpjuːpiː]pupa

pupa

(ˈpjuːpə) plural ˈpupae (-piː) noun
the form that an insect takes when it is changing from a larva (eg a caterpillar) to its perfect form (eg a butterfly); a chrysalis.
References in classic literature ?
fusca were rushing about in the greatest agitation, and one was perched motionless with its own pupa in its mouth on the top of a spray of heath over its ravaged home.
The pupa matter was then ground and used for the preparation of experimental diets.
La pupa posee el mayor contenido de proteina cruda (64,31%), mientras que la larva tiene (62,60%), la diferencia que existe entre un estado de desarrollo y otro es significativa.
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Biological characteristics of Trichospilus diatraeae (Hymenoptera: Eulophidae) are influenced by the number of females exposed per pupa of Tenebrio molitor (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae).
En el experimento, larvas en instar IV y pupas fueron utilizadas como presas de juveniles de C.
Finally, the day comes when the butterfly emerges from the pupa.
EAED = Estimated Day of Pupa formation (EDP) + 7days, where 7 days was a constancy obtained from Kunz et al.
Although to modern biologists larvae such as caterpillars are as real as adults, the traditional terms larva and pupa remain with us.
Silkworm pupa oil (SPO) is extracted from silkworm pupa by applying supercritical carbon dioxide extraction techniques.
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