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pupa, pupae, pupate, pupation

Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
No Taxon (Glossary)
No Taxon (P)
No Taxon pupa, pupae, pupate, pupation
Explanation of Names
Latin, pupa, a puppet, original meaning apparently "a young girl".
pupa noun, plural pupae or pupas - in holometabolous insects (those showing complete metamorphosis), the third life stage. A pupa is normally not able to move (though some flex in place) and does not feed. This is the transformative stage between larva and imago (adult). The verb pupate means to form a pupa, and the process is called pupation.

Some examples of pupae:
See Also
egg (embryo)
pupa (chrysalis, cocoon)
imago (adult)
Print References
Gordh, A Dictionary of Entomology, p. 755 (1)
Works Cited
1.A Dictionary of Entomology
George Gordh, David H. Headrick. 2003. CABI Publishing.