Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Having the wings and appendages enclosed or covered by a secretion that forms a hard shell or horny case, as the pupae of most butterflies and moths.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Having the legs and other appendages are more or less strongly cemented to the body.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In entomology, same as obtected.

Etymologies

Latin obtēctus, past participle of obtegere, to cover over : ob-, over; see ob- + tegere, to cover; see (s)teg- in Indo-European roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • Larvatae: asked; applied to coarctate and obtect pupae.

    Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology

  • Dissepiment: a partition wall: applied to the forming septa separating the coelom-sacs in the embryo; also the thin envelope about the members in obtect pupae.

    Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology

  • Micropterygidae; mandibles not functionally present; pupa incomplete or obtect: see paleolepidoptera and protolepidoptera.

    Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology

  • Dolioloides: applied to obtect or coarctate pupae.

    Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology

  • Mucro: a long, straight or curved process terminating in a point: the pro-sternal process in Elateridae: the terminal spine or process of an obtect pupa: "the median posterior point of the epigastrium when differentiated by elevation."

    Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology

  • In the incompletely obtect pupa, this motion is evident in a greater number of segments than in the completely obtect, the number concerned varying from five to two in different families.

    The Life-Story of Insects

  • T.A. Chapman has shown (1893) that the completely obtect pupa characterises the more highly developed families of Lepidoptera, while in the more primitive families the pupa is incompletely obtect.

    The Life-Story of Insects

  • Consequently the _obtect_ pupa, as this type is called, does not resemble its imago as fully as a free pupa does.

    The Life-Story of Insects

  • Instead the terms cephalothorax or prosoma are widely used.}: that portion of an obtect pupa covering head and thorax: the anterior segments of larva that have no obviously separated head.

    Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology

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