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Pupa

Euploea core

Description:

A pupa (Latin pupa for doll, pl: pupae or pupas) is the life stage of some insects undergoing transformation. The pupal stage is found only in holometabolous insects, those that undergo a complete metamorphosis, going through four life stages; embryo, larva, pupa and imago. (For a list of such insects see Holometabolism). The pupae of different groups of insects have different names such as chrysalis in the Lepidoptera order and tumbler in the mosquito family. Pupae may further be enclosed in other structures such as cocoons, nests or shells.



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6 Comments

namitha
namitha 5 years ago

Beautiful spotting!

Ratih Perwita
Ratih Perwita 6 years ago

really incredible pupa, never saw before :)

Hema
Hema 6 years ago

lovely!!

Carol Milne
Carol Milne 6 years ago

Gorgeous!

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 6 years ago

A real beauty - well captured too !. Welcome to ProjectNoah btw...look forward to seeing more of your spottings from Kerala

VincentVanur
VincentVanur 6 years ago

This is probably the pupa of The Common Crow Butterfly - Euploea core

AnilKumar
Spotted by
AnilKumar

Kerala, India

Lat: 9.42, Long: 76.50

Spotted on Apr 1, 2012
Submitted on Jan 19, 2013

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