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puparium

noun plural -ia (-ɪə)
  1. a hard barrel-shaped case enclosing the pupae of the housefly and other dipterous insects
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Derived Formspuparial, adjective
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Historical Examples

  • The pupa-case, or puparium, is dark reddish-brown, and three lines in length.

    Our Common Insects

    Alpheus Spring Packard

  • In about as many more days the puparium state would be entered, and in about six days more the fly or imago would appear.

  • We present the figure of an allied fly, Merodon Bardus (Fig. 78; a, puparium, natural size).

    Our Common Insects

    Alpheus Spring Packard

  • The second brood of larvæ remains through the winter in the flax-seed, or puparium.

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    Alpheus Spring Packard

  • The mode in which insects make their way out of the puparium differs in different orders.