Definitions

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  • n. The act or process of pupating.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. the act of becoming a pupa.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of pupating, or the state of being a pupa; the pupal condition; the time during which an insect is a pupa.

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Examples

  • Ben Hilfenhaus's pupation for Tasmania in domestic cricket over the past year after he was dropped from the international side has been even more remarkable.

    A Glimpse of the Australia of Old

  • In The Common Insects of North America, Swan and Papp (1972) write: It constructs brood cells of cow dung; in the Southeast egg laying takes place in January, pupation in May.

    Archive 2009-01-01

  • In The Common Insects of North America, Swan and Papp 1972 write:It constructs brood cells of cow dung; in the Southeast egg laying takes place in January, pupation in May.

    Metallic green dung beetle on a winter day

  • In general the first instar is the shortest and the last instar is the longest as the larva needs to acquire the most energy in preparation for pupation.

    Insecta (Aquatic)

  • After passing through three larval instars, the last stage crawls onto land to spin a cocoon for pupation.

    Insecta (Aquatic)

  • Prior to pupation, the larvae do not excrete any metabolic waste in the form of feces.

    Insecta (Aquatic)

  • Some even went back into pupation to change later in life.

    Crystal Rain

  • Was this value the percentage progeny that hatched or progeny that survived pupation or progeny that survived to maturity?

    How many species? - The Panda's Thumb

  • How long does it take for pupation after the caterpillar glues himself down?

    Guilt.

  • Several more were bound in a neatly corrugated cascade down his back, which made him look like some exotic form of caterpillar, balanced precariously upright in mid-pupation.

    A Breath of Snow and Ashes

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