larval-pupal apolysis

larval-pupal apolysis
In Diptera, the interim before the cryptocephalic pupa; see pupal-adult apolysis.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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  • prepupa — n.; pl. ae [L. prae, before; pupa, puppet] (ARTHROPODA: Insecta) Quiescent last larval instar before ecdysis to a pupa; not ordinarily representing a distinct morphological stage; propupa; see pharate. a. In Thysanoptera and male Coccidae, a… …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • cryptocephalic pupa — (ARTHROPODA: Insecta) In Diptera, a pupal stage after the larval pupal apolysis in which marked changes of form appear through evagination of the head without molting, then proceeds to a phanerocephalic pupa …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

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