in reference to caterpillars and grubs, the fully mature sluggish, nonfeeding last larval instar prior to pupation in reference to thrips and male scale insects, the next to the last nymphal instar that has wing pads and short, thickened legs (sometimes referred to as "propupa").
A stage of the last larval instar, just before molting to the pupa.
intermediate form in pupation of thrips between larva and upa
the fat, sluggish, nonfeeding last larval instar just prior to pupating; or, in reference to thrips and male scale insects, the next to last nymphal instar that has wing pads and short, thickened legs
an inactive stage just before the pupal stage in the development of some insects.
a fully mature larva prior to becoming a pupa
A resting stage through which many larvae pass before turning into pupae. The larvae are usually rather shrunken and deformed during this stage.
A prepupa is the last larval instar of an insect after it stops eating. During this period, the insect is resting and looks shriveled up and may even appear to be dead.