Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of pupating, or the state of being a pupa; the pupal condition; the time during which an insect is a pupa.
- n. The act or process of pupating.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Zoöl.) the act of becoming a pupa.
“Ben Hilfenhaus's pupation for Tasmania in domestic cricket over the past year after he was dropped from the international side has been even more remarkable.”
“In The Common Insects of North America, Swan and Papp (1972) write: It constructs brood cells of cow dung; in the Southeast egg laying takes place in January, pupation in May.”
“In The Common Insects of North America, Swan and Papp 1972 write:It constructs brood cells of cow dung; in the Southeast egg laying takes place in January, pupation in May.”
“In general the first instar is the shortest and the last instar is the longest as the larva needs to acquire the most energy in preparation for pupation.”
“After passing through three larval instars, the last stage crawls onto land to spin a cocoon for pupation.”
“Prior to pupation, the larvae do not excrete any metabolic waste in the form of feces.”
“Some even went back into pupation to change later in life.”
“Was this value the percentage progeny that hatched or progeny that survived pupation or progeny that survived to maturity?”
“How long does it take for pupation after the caterpillar glues himself down?”
“Several more were bound in a neatly corrugated cascade down his back, which made him look like some exotic form of caterpillar, balanced precariously upright in mid-pupation.”
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