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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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At around the age of 12 or 13 they turn into the larval form of human, pupating while wrapped in their duvets until 11am at weekends.
It has spent the winter pupating among cracks and crevices in the bark or behind tree ties.
For the past 2 years, American Cyanamid scientists have been field-testing an AcMNPV from which they had deleted a gene that prevents infected insects from molting and pupating.
After pupating on fences and sheds, the second generation of butterflies will emerge in August to attack your sprouts and winter cabbages.
Their value is in their well-defined pattern of growth: Typically, an insect developes from an egg into a worm-like larva before pupating, metamorphosing and eventually emerging from its pupal case as an adult.