noun, plural pu·pae [pyoo-pee], /ˈpyu pi/, pu·pas.
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OTHER WORDS FROM pupapupal, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for pupa
He used mealworms and silkworm pupae and a variety of crickets.
In this stage, known as a pupa, the caterpillar morphs into a butterfly.Pesticides contaminate most food of western U.S. monarchs|Rebecca E. Hirsch|August 17, 2020|Science News For Students
That’s how long it takes for a larva to become a pupa and then emerge as an adult.Pesticides can have long-term impact on bumblebee learning|Alison Pearce Stevens|May 18, 2020|Science News For Students
Swammerdam, however, showed the presence under the larval cuticle of the pupal structures.
The greatest reduction of the pupal period still leaves for this stage more than 100 days.
In such a case hibernation in the pupal state would certainly give rise to seasonal dimorphism.
Another emerged on the 30th, after eight days pupal period, this stage being shortened as the weather became warmer.
According to Mr. Edwards this species never hibernates in the pupal state in nature.