OTHER WORDS FROM pupatepu·pa·tion, noun
Words nearby pupate
How to use pupate in a sentence
In time, the larva will pupate inside it, erupting through its exoskeleton when mature, ready to repeat this grisly process for another generation.
Uninfected caterpillars would wander up and down the mesh, but would return to the bottom before pupating.How a virus turns caterpillars into zombies doomed to climb to their deaths|Jake Buehler|March 28, 2022|Science News
A long sigh of relief the gardener or farmer draws when the caterpillars lie quiet to pupate.Little Busybodies|Jeanette Augustus Marks and Julia Moody
That caterpillar did not, however, pupate, or survive the winter.The Moths of the British Isles, First Series|Richard South
When ready to pupate they go a short distance into the ground.The Grapes of New York|U. P. Hedrick
Some few leave their feeding place and pupate after traversing a short distance (Eristalis).Studies in the Theory of Descent (Volumes 1 and 2)|August Weismann
It enters the soil, burrows to a depth of one-half to two inches, and forms an earthern cell in which to pupate.