pupate


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pupate

(pyo͞o′pāt′)
intr.v. pu·pated, pu·pating, pu·pates
1. To become a pupa.
2. To go through a pupal stage.

pu·pa′tion n.

pupate

to proceed to the stage of pupa in an insect life cycle.
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The caterpillars feed on leaves until May when they leave the nest and search for a place to pupate.
They pupate (the non-feeding stage between larva and adult) on the webbing in June and July.
What were only 10 weeks ago "schoolchildren", pupate into "students" At approx 11pm, they emerge en masse from their pastel coloured accomodation, young faces flushed with anticipation, to sample the fleshpots of our fair city.
They self-harvest, meaning that when they are ready to pupate, they will crawl out of the compost up a ridge around the container and then drop into a bucket that we've got set up," said Eldridge.
On average, seven days later, up to 13 phorid larvae emerge from each dead bee and pupate away from the bee.
Caterpillars will often pupate and overwinter on necrotic vegetation, so avoid being too tidy with your garden if you wish to keep them.
Once below ground, the grubs feed on the tree's fibrous roots until ready to pupate, emerging as adults anywhere from 6 to 15 months later.
Hormonal changes make them stop feeding and start to wander around looking for a place to pupate.
They watched them pupate, and when more than 200 painted lady butterflies emerged, the children released them in a colourful cloud around the garden in the school grounds.
Mature third instars travel out of the nostrils and pupate in the soil with adult emergent times variable and purportedly dependent upon ambient temperatures (Bennett 1962; Hair et al.
There they develop for 9-11 months; in May or June of the following year, they leave the animal and pupate on the ground (3).
I would consider planting something different this year in the soil where you usually plant geraniums and petunias since the brown moths that budworms become lay their eggs in the earth and pupate there.