pupa obtecta

noun
pupa ob·​tec·​ta | \-äbˈtektə\
plural pupae obtectae\ -​kˌtē \

Definition of pupa obtecta 

: a typical pupa (as the chrysalis of most lepidopterans) in which the appendages are closely bound to the body

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New Latin, literally, obtected pupa

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