Definition of Pupal

1. Adjective. Of the insects in the chrysalis (cocoon) or post larval stage. "The pupal stage"

Similar to: Immature
Derivative terms: Pupa



Definition of Pupal

1. a. Of or pertaining to a pupa, or the condition of a pupa.

Definition of Pupal

1. Adjective. (context: entomology) Of or pertaining to the pupa stage of insect metamorphosis. ¹

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Definition of Pupal

1. pupa [adj] - See also: pupa

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pupal

punting
punto
puntos
punts
puntsman
puntsmen
punty
punx
puny
punyism
pup
pup tent
pupa
pupadom
pupae
pupal (current term)
pupaphobia
puparia
puparial
puparium
pupas
pupate
pupated
pupates
pupating
pupation
pupations
pupelo
pupet regime
pupfish

Literary usage of Pupal

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1902)
"If one dissects away the cuticle of the head of an old larva about to pupate, the pupal mouth parts will be found formed fairly within the old larval ones, ..."

2. The Mosquitoes of North and Central America and the West Indies by Leland Ossian Howard, Harrison Gray Dyar, Frederick Knab (1912)
"The pupal period of mosquitoes is brief, in many cases by far the shortest period of the mosquito's life. It varies with the species and with the ..."

3. Annual Report by Illinois Farmers' Institute (1916)
"... the latter part of the following May, first, however, commonly cutting off the branch obliquely and plugging the cavity a little beyond Its pupal cell. ..."

4. A Natural History of the British Lepidoptera: A Text-book for Students and by James William Tutt (1900)
"Having thrown off the pupal integument, il remains within the pupal nidus until all its parts have become hard and mature, a process often occupying many ..."

5. The Butterfly Book: A Popular Guide to a Knowledge of the Butterflies of by William Jacob Holland (1898)
"Duration of pupal Life.—Many butterflies remain in the chrysalis stage only for a few weeks; others hibernate in this state, and in temperate climates a ..."

6. The Review of Applied Entomology by Commonwealth Institute of Entomology, Imperial Bureau of Entomology (1916)
"... of August or the beginning of September, the duration of the prepupal period being from four to six days, and of the pupal from eight to nine days. ..."

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