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(English) A resting stage in the life cycle of some insects; the larval insect is enclosed in a protective case where it changes into the adult form, e.g., a butterfly. pl. pupae (See also: forage species, metamorphosis)
(French) Stade du repos dans la cycle de vie de quelques insectes ; l'insecte larvaire est entouré dans un cas protecteur où il change à la forme adulte, par exemple, un papillon (pl. pupae). (See also: forage species, metamorphosis)
(Portuguese) Estadio do ciclo de vida de alguns insectos; a larva do insecto segrega um invólucro protector onde passa ao estadio de adulto; ex: as borboletas. Plural: pupas. (See also: forage species, metamorphosis)

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