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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.
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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
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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.
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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
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pupa

A stage in metamorphosis that follows the larval stage.
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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
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Translations
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puppe
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pupa

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

n pl <-e> → Puppe f
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pupa

[ˈpjuːpə] n (pupae (pl)) [ˈpjuːpiː]pupa
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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.
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References in classic literature ?
sanguinea emerge, carrying a pupa; but I was not able to find the desolated nest in the thick heath.
Each lidded container received one active caterpillar and one pupa. No food was added.
tibialis pupa and 10 individuals were used to identify this species using the taxonomic keys of Delvare & La Salle (1993).
El 21 de junio de 2017, en la Carretera Coatzacoalcos-Salina Cruz, Cerca de la Comunidad el Morrito municipio de Asuncion Ixtaltepec, Oaxaca (16[grados] 42' 58.7"N 94[grados] 58 '29.0"W), se recolectaron pupas de una especie de mosca blanca en el haz de hojas de una planta parasita, identificada en el herbario Antonio Narro Saltillo Mexico (ANSM) de la Universidad Autonoma Agraria Antonio Narro (UAAAN) por el Dr.
En relacion a la proteina digestible en pepsina 0,2% para la pupa del gusano de seda se obtuvo 51,10% y para la digestibilidad de la proteina en pepsina 0,2% un 79,46% siendo estos resultados mayores en ambos casos en comparacion con la larva (Tabla 1).
Renowned-Italian brand, PUPA Milano, has just released its latest product which features enhanced lashes and oversized volume that aims to produce 'superstar eyes effect' they say for the 'modern women of today who exude beauty, elegance and grace'.
Biological characteristics of Trichospilus diatraeae (Hymenoptera: Eulophidae) are influenced by the number of females exposed per pupa of Tenebrio molitor (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae).
The third stage in the life of a butterfly is the pupa (or chrysalis), sometimes referred to as the "resting stage." But while it may look like it's resting, it's really very busy.