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pupa

 [pu´pah] (L.)
the second stage in the development of an insect, between the larva and the imago. adj., adj pu´pal.

pu·pa

, pl.

pu·pae

(pyū'pă, -pē),
The stage of insect metamorphosis following the larva and preceding the imago.
See also: complete metamorphosis.
[L. pupa, doll]

pupa

(pyo͞o′pə)
n. pl. pu·pae (-pē) or pu·pas
An insect in the nonfeeding stage between the larva and adult, during which it typically undergoes complete transformation within a protective cocoon or hardened case. Only insects that undergo complete metamorphosis have pupal stages.

pu′pal adj.

pu·pa

, pl. pupae (pyū'pă, -pē)
The stage of insect metamorphosis following the larva and preceding the imago.
[L. pupa, doll]

pupa

a stage found in ENDOPTERYGOTES that occurs as an apparently inactive phase between the larva and adult insect. Whilst locomotion and feeding are absent, extensive developments take place in the formation of adult structures within the pupa. In LEPIDOPTERANS the pupa is also referred to as a CHRYSALIS.
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Our rationale for this is that pupae that break diapause too early in the winter and/or have high baseline metabolic rates will use up their energy reserves too quickly and die during prolonged cold storage.
To accomplish this, place the fly pupae encasing the wasp larvae in a canning jar.
Following the disinfection treatment and culture, no microbial growth was observed in 40 out of 69 pupae, representing only 57.9% of the pupae initially dissected.
(1992) reported that the dressed weight of broilers increased almost linearly on increasing dietary levels of silkworm pupae meal.
To obtain the parasitoids, the contents of the traps were placed in plastic containers with a layer of sand for use as a substrate for transformation of the larvae into pupae. This sand was sifted after being in the fields for 15 days and the pupae were extracted from it and were individually placed in gelatin capsules (number 00) in order to obtain the flies and/or parasitoids.
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Pink bollworm Pupae undergo diapause in winter season and convert into adult only when temperature touches or crosses 25 Celsius mark.
Thagona tibialis pupae were individually placed into glass test tubes (14 cm L x 2.2 cm diam) lined with cotton wool.