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]

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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  • Coarctate pupa — Coarctate Co*arc tate, a. [L. coarctatus, p. p. of coarctare to press together; co + arctare to press together, from arctus, p. p. See {Arctation}.] (Zo[ o]l.) Pressed together; closely connected; applied to insects having the abdomen separated… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • coarctate pupa — (ARTHROPODA: Insecta) A type of pupa in certain Diptera, with the last larval skin being retained as a protective puparium, with tracheal connection maintaining contact between the pupa within the larval skin with the outside …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • Coarctate — Co*arc tate, a. [L. coarctatus, p. p. of coarctare to press together; co + arctare to press together, from arctus, p. p. See {Arctation}.] (Zo[ o]l.) Pressed together; closely connected; applied to insects having the abdomen separated from the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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

  • pupa — pupal, adj. /pyooh peuh/, n., pl. pupae / pee/, pupas. an insect in the nonfeeding, usually immobile, transformation stage between the larva and the imago. See illus. under metamorphosis. [1765 70; < NL, special use of L pupa girl, doll, puppet.… …   Universalium

  • pupa coarctate — (ARTHROPODA: Insecta) Puparium or last larval skin enclosing the exarate pupa; found in many Diptera …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • coarctate — /koh ahrk tayt, tit/, adj. (of a pupa) having the body enclosed in a hardened shell or puparium. [1375 1425 for sense confined, restricted, 1810 20 for current sense; late ME < L coarctatus, var. of COARTATUS (ptp. of coartare to press together) …   Universalium

  • coarctate — /koʊˈakteɪt/ (say koh ahktayt) adjective 1. Entomology (of an insect pupa) enclosed in the hardened cuticula (puparium) of a preceding larval instar. 2. compressed; constricted. {Latin coarctātus, past participle, pressed together; replacing… …   Australian English dictionary

  • coarctate — adjective (of an insect pupa) enclosed in a rigid case • Similar to: ↑enclosed …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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

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