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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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A fter a few weeks they pupate and emerge as adult wasps, then flying to English or Sessile oaks to begin the complex cycle all over again.
Blueberry gall midge pupates in the soil; therefore, containers were prepared with substrates into which larvae could burrow and pupate.
The sneaky caterpillar then pupates in the ant nest, finally emerging for a few brief days in the last stage of its remarkable life as a beautiful blue butterfly.
This larva then pupates and eventually an adult wasps emerges from the dead host.