pupal

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj pupal of the insects in the chrysalis (cocoon) or post larval stage "the pupal stage"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Pupal (Zoöl) Of or pertaining to a pupa, or the condition of a pupa.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • pupal Of or pertaining to a pupa; nymphal; chrysalid; pupiform.
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Usage

In literature:

Other larvae do not spin a cocoon, but spend the pupal state naked.
"Scientific American Supplement No. 822" by Various
He now slowly takes on the form of a true mosquito within his pupal skin or shell.
"How To Write Special Feature Articles" by Willard Grosvenor Bleyer
Not until spring is the pupal form assumed, and then it quickly passes into the imaginal state.
"The Life-Story of Insects" by Geo. H. Carpenter
Every place wherein she pitched her tent, Pupall Medba ('Medb's Tent') is its name.
"The Ancient Irish Epic Tale Táin Bó Cúalnge" by Unknown
The mere breaking of the pupal cell, leaving the earth in contact with the body of the pupa, is fatal to many.
"Trees, Fruits and Flowers of Minnesota, 1916" by Various
In no other order that we have studied do the insects go into the pupal state to undergo the final transformation.
"The Insect Folk" by Margaret Warner Morley
Cephalotheca: the head covering in the pupal stage.
"Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology" by John. B. Smith
Watch the miller escape from the pupal case and describe it.
"An Elementary Study of Insects" by Leonard Haseman
I will open some more; here is one in its pupal condition.
"Country Walks of a Naturalist with His Children" by W. Houghton
The pupal stage lasts from two to five or six days or more.
"Insects and Diseases" by Rennie W. Doane
From the pupal stage the mature fly emerges.
"Special Report on Diseases of Cattle" by U.S. Department of Agriculture
After a resting (pseudo-pupal) stage and another larval stage, the pupa is developed.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 6" by Various
They resume their feeding in April, and change to the pupal state about the end of May.
"Butterflies and Moths" by William S. Furneaux
The pupal stage lasts eleven to sixteen days, the adult escaping at night.
"Handbook of Medical Entomology" by William Albert Riley
When a young queen has emerged, she stings her royal sisters (still in the pupal stage) to death.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Slice 5" by Various
It was early spring in the tropics; insect life was still in the gourmand stage, or that of pupal sleep.
"Jungle Peace" by William Beebe
It was early spring in the tropics; insect life was still in the gourmand stage, or that of pupal sleep.
"Atlantic Classics, Second Series" by Henry C. Merwin
Here they molt again, or pupate as it is called, changing to a non-feeding, quiescent stage called the pupal stage.
"Elementary Zoology, Second Edition" by Vernon L. Kellogg
Any day now the new swarm of beetles may emerge from the pupal stage.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science January 1930" by Victor Rousseau
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In news:

A pteromalid wasp attacks the pupal stage of the spotted wing drosophila.
Tomato Horn Worm and Wasp Pupal Cases.
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