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pupate

[′pyü‚pāt]
(invertebrate zoology)
To develop into a pupa.
To pass through a pupal stage.
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Inside the decapitated head, the larva pupates and emerges as a mature fly.
Maggots bore through the pulp and rot the fruit from the inside, and the infested fruit drops to the ground where the fly pupates.
The grub eventually pupates and may stay inside the fallen gall for a few years, although most emerge as adult insects early the next spring.
The infested fruit drops to the ground, where the fly pupates.