Obtected pupa
Pupa Pu"pa, n.; pl. L. {Pup[ae]}, E. {Pupas}. [L. pupa girl. doll, puppet, fem. of pupus. Cf. {Puppet}.] 1. (Zo["o]l.) Any insect in that stage of its metamorphosis which usually immediately precedes the adult, or imago, stage. [1913 Webster]

Note: Among insects belonging to the higher orders, as the Hymenoptera, Diptera, Lepidoptera, the pupa is inactive and takes no food; in the lower orders it is active and takes food, and differs little from the imago except in the rudimentary state of the sexual organs, and of the wings in those that have wings when adult. The term pupa is sometimes applied to other invertebrates in analogous stages of development. [1913 Webster]

2. (Zo["o]l.) A genus of air-breathing land snails having an elongated spiral shell. [1913 Webster]

{Coarctate pupa}, or {Obtected pupa}, a pupa which is incased in the dried-up skin of the larva, as in many Diptera.

{Masked pupa}, a pupa whose limbs are bound down and partly concealed by a chitinous covering, as in Lepidoptera. [1913 Webster]


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  • Pupa — Pu pa, n.; pl. L. {Pup[ae]}, E. {Pupas}. [L. pupa girl. doll, puppet, fem. of pupus. Cf. {Puppet}.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) Any insect in that stage of its metamorphosis which usually immediately precedes the adult, or imago, stage. [1913 Webster] Note:… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Obtected — Ob*tect ed, a. [L. obtectus, p. p. of obtegere to cover over.] 1. Covered; protected. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] 2. (Zo[ o]l.) Covered with a hard chitinous case, as the pupa of certain flies; also called {obtect}. [1913 Webster +PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Coarctate pupa — Pupa Pu pa, n.; pl. L. {Pup[ae]}, E. {Pupas}. [L. pupa girl. doll, puppet, fem. of pupus. Cf. {Puppet}.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) Any insect in that stage of its metamorphosis which usually immediately precedes the adult, or imago, stage. [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Masked pupa — Pupa Pu pa, n.; pl. L. {Pup[ae]}, E. {Pupas}. [L. pupa girl. doll, puppet, fem. of pupus. Cf. {Puppet}.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) Any insect in that stage of its metamorphosis which usually immediately precedes the adult, or imago, stage. [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pupae — Pupa Pu pa, n.; pl. L. {Pup[ae]}, E. {Pupas}. [L. pupa girl. doll, puppet, fem. of pupus. Cf. {Puppet}.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) Any insect in that stage of its metamorphosis which usually immediately precedes the adult, or imago, stage. [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pupas — Pupa Pu pa, n.; pl. L. {Pup[ae]}, E. {Pupas}. [L. pupa girl. doll, puppet, fem. of pupus. Cf. {Puppet}.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) Any insect in that stage of its metamorphosis which usually immediately precedes the adult, or imago, stage. [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • obtect — Obtected Ob*tect ed, a. [L. obtectus, p. p. of obtegere to cover over.] 1. Covered; protected. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] 2. (Zo[ o]l.) Covered with a hard chitinous case, as the pupa of certain flies; also called {obtect}. [1913 Webster +PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • obtect — also obtected adjective Etymology: Latin obtectus, past participle of obtegere to cover over, from ob in the way + tegere to cover more at thatch Date: 1816 of a pupa enclosed in a firm case or covering with the appendages held tightly against… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • obtect — /ob tekt /, adj. (of a pupa) having the antennae, legs, and wings glued to the surface of the body. Also, obtected. Cf. exarate. [1810 20; < L obtectus (ptp. of obtegere, var. of obtigere to cover over), equiv. to ob OB + teg(ere) to cover (see… …   Universalium

  • obtect — /əbˈtɛkt/ (say uhb tekt) adjective denoting any insect pupa in which the antennae, legs, and wings are glued to the surface of the body by a hardened secretion. Also, obtected. {Latin obtectus, past participle, covered over} …   Australian English dictionary

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