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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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Adj.1.pupal - of the insects in the chrysalis (cocoon) or post larval stage; "the pupal stage"
immature - not yet mature
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The traits evaluated were: embryonic period and egg viability; duration and viability of larval and pupal stages; number of instars in the larval stage; pupal weight of males and females at 24 hours of age; sex ratio; adult longevity; pre-oviposition period; and female fecundity.
Pupal cannibalism is relatively rare in herbivorous Lepidoptera (Richardson et al, 2010 but lei appendix Table 1).
They were left undisturbed until the pupal stage, and were fed everyday on organically raised cabbage.
After approximately eight days, the pupal stage metamorphizes to an adult flea, which is stimulated to seek a blood meal from a host by sensing movement, carbon dioxide, and the warm body temperatures of mammals.
Pupal development would last approximately 15 days (Springer, 2010) and total larval development (sum of larval and pupal time) would be around 90 to 130 days (Jackson & Sweeney, 1995).
Among larval parasitoids, the major ones, in order of decreasing importance, belong to the genera Diadegma, Cotesia, Apanteles, and Microplitis; among pupal parasitoids those in the genera Diadromus and Oomyzus appear to be most abundant (Lim 1986; Waterhouse 1992).
Adults emerge from their pupal cases in fall and pass our winters in aggregations on the south side of large hardwood trees.
After feeding was ceased and size reduction initiated (which is the characteristic of the pre-pupal period), larvae were transferred to other containers with autoclaved vermiculite to stimulate the larvae to build the pupal chamber.
Hoback said it's important to reach children in the pupal stage before they stop enjoying insects and spiders and other invertebrates.
Larvae were kept in the Petri dishes until the pupal stage when the leaf supply was terminated.