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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.
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Come the thaw in early spring, the "frozen" bear will rouse itself, find a sheltered place on which to spin a cocoon and pupate. In early summer, a handsome Isabella tiger moth (Pyrrharctia isabella) emerges.
It continues feeding and growing to maturity when it burrows toward the surface and pupates. The adult emerges from the pupa and continues the tunnel to the surface.
The grub eventually pupates and may stay inside the fallen gall for a few years, although most emerge as adult insects early the next spring.
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.