prepupa

[pree-pyoo-puh]
noun, plural prepupae [pree-pyoo-pee] , prepupas.
an insect in the nonfeeding, inactive stage between the larval period and the pupal period.

Origin:
1920–25; < Neo-Latin; see pre-, pupa

prepupal, adjective
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