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.
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- 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.
Larvatae: asked; applied to coarctate and obtect pupae.
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.
Micropterygidae; mandibles not functionally present; pupa incomplete or obtect: see paleolepidoptera and protolepidoptera.
Dolioloides: applied to obtect or coarctate pupae.
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."
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.
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.
Consequently the _obtect_ pupa, as this type is called, does not resemble its imago as fully as a free pupa does.
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.