Some Lepidopterous larv even (Alucita pentadactyla, Callimorpha rosea, &c.) assume the pupa state within their last skin.
Gasterotheca: that part of the pupa case that covers the abdomen.
Next comes the pupa, armed for the exit even as the primary larva was equipped for entering.
Podotheca: that part of pupa that covers the legs of future adult.
The species to which his principal attention was paid appears to have been the Locusta italica, in its larva and pupa state.
Pre-pupal: that stage in the larva just preceding the change to pupa.
Our illustration shows the wingless female and pupa natural size and magnified.
pupate, pupation: to become a pupa: the act of becoming a pupa.
When about to cast its pupa skin, the skin splits open on the back, and the perfect insect glides out.
Stomatotheca: that part of the pupa covering the mouth structures.
Plural pupae (py'pē)
An insect in the nonfeeding stage of development between the larva and adult, during which it typically undergoes a complete transformation within a protective cocoon or hardened case. Only certain kinds of insects, such as moths, butterflies, ants, and beetles, develop as larvae and pupae. Compare imago, larva, nymph.