verb (used without object), pu·pat·ed, pu·pat·ing.
Origin of pupate
Examples from the Web for pupate
It enters the soil, burrows to a depth of one-half to two inches, and forms an earthern cell in which to pupate.
Pupipara: a series of Diptera, in which the females do not extrude the young until they have reached the stage ready to pupate.Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology|John. B. Smith
According to Rokosky , the larvae eventually fall to earth and pupate.
It molts three times, and in from twelve to twenty days is ready to pupate, or change to a chrysalis.Elementary Zoology, Second Edition|Vernon L. Kellogg
Poultry may also be of assistance in destroying the insects after they have entered the ground to pupate.The Pecan and its Culture|H. Harold Hume