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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macellaria larva to reach stage III is estimated to be two days (under the previously described conditions); at this time, the larva entered into an empty puparium left behind by the previous generation in order to pupate (Byrd & Butler, 1996).
The larvae would feed through July and early August, pupate, and the moths would emerge in late August.
These wee larvae crawl away into dark corners deep in your carpet where they pupate and spin a cocoon.
This caterpillar is specific to the host, and it is likely they will re-appear next year, as they will pupate, hatch and lay eggs next June.
Females lay their eggs in hardwood trees; the larvae tunnel under the bark, pupate, and then emerge as adults by boring holes through the trees, which eventually wither and die.
As the creatures prepare to pupate, they are camouflaging themselves in the centre's gardens at Tramway Walk, in Swan's Nest Lane.
Kate said: "We chose a species of fly that doesn't burrow into the flesh or pupate whilst in the dressing.
Larvae pupate in the soil, and adult ant lions emerge in the spring and summer.
After two years, they pupate, then emerge (usually in late June and early July in Southern California).
They hatch two to three weeks later than eastern tent caterpillars and feed much longer, usually until the end of June or early July, before they pupate.
Nor can they pupate and turn into flies in just three days.
Their hatched larvae eat those leaves and burrow into the ground below, where they pupate.