noun, plural pu·pae [pyoo-pee], /ˈpyu pi/, pu·pas.
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The biggest challenge was the silkworm pupa, which was large and segmented and just looked so … insecty.‘Gory Details’ dives into the morbid, the taboo — and our minds|Kate Travis|March 1, 2021|Science News
In their wild journeyings on and on before spinning the pupa shroud, they fall victims in attempting to cross streams.
The pupa, distinguished by a large thoracic region, breathes through a pair of tubes on the thorax.A Civic Biology|George William Hunter
Pupa (Abida) secale is named from the Latin for rye, a grain of which the shell more or less resembles.Our British Snails|John William Horsley
The larva and the active pupa or nymph are aquatic and are predaceous, as is also the adult.Directions for Collecting and Preserving Insects|C. V. Riley
There is even one tribe of insects which presents the strange anomaly of being born in the pupa state.An Introduction to Entomology: Vol. III (of 4)|William Kirby