Some Lepidopterous larv even (Alucita pentadactyla, Callimorpha rosea, &c.) assume the pupa state within their last skin.
This mask (Fig. 127) is peculiar to the young, or larva and pupa of the Dragon fly.
Next comes the pupa, armed for the exit even as the primary larva was equipped for entering.
When the insect is about to assume the pupa state, it moults its skin.
The species to which his principal attention was paid appears to have been the Locusta italica, in its larva and pupa state.
Make drawings of the different stages, wiggler, pupa and mosquito.
Our illustration shows the wingless female and pupa natural size and magnified.
When full grown they will burrow into the sand in the jar and change to the pupa.
When about to cast its pupa skin, the skin splits open on the back, and the perfect insect glides out.
Gasterotheca: that part of the pupa case that covers the abdomen.
Plural pupae (py'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.