noun, plural pu·pae [pyoo-pee] /ˈpyu pi/, pu·pas.
Origin of pupa
Examples from the Web for pupal
Historical Examples of pupal
Galeotheca: that part of the pupal case that covers the gales.Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology
John. B. Smith
From the fruit this insect goes to the ground where the pupal stage is passed in the soil.Apple Growing
M. C. Burritt
Watch the miller escape from the pupal case and describe it.An Elementary Study of Insects
They resume their feeding in April, and change to the pupal state about the end of May.Butterflies and Moths
William S. Furneaux
The moth passes the winter in the pupal state on leaves underneath the vine, emerging about the time grapes are blossoming.Manual of American Grape-Growing
U. P. Hedrick
noun plural -pae (-piː) or -pas
Word Origin for pupa
"post-larval stage of an insect," 1773, special use by Linnæus (1758) of Latin pupa "girl, doll, puppet" (see pupil (n.1)) on notion of "undeveloped creature." Related: Pupal; pupiform.