verb (used without object), pu·pat·ed, pu·pat·ing.
Examples from the Web for pupation
About the last of June pupation takes place and in about ten days the moth emerges.Apple Growing|M. C. Burritt
When mature, it often leaves its burrow and wanders in search of a suitable place for pupation.The Moths of the British Isles, Second Series|Richard South
In about two weeks from the time of pupation, the moths appear.The Pecan and its Culture|H. Harold Hume
Chrysalides of Papilio Ajax in the same box, and partly exposed very soon after pupation, were not injured.Studies in the Theory of Descent (Volumes 1 and 2)|August Weismann
They do not always come up the year after pupation, but often remain two or more winters in the chrysalis.The Moths of the British Isles, First Series|Richard South