(Of certain flies, e.g. the tsetse) producing young which are already ready to pupate.
More example sentences
- Muir first described the life cycle of these pupiparous flies in his description of. A. speiserianum from Amboina, Indonesia.
- It is a pupiparous fly, giving birth to a single larva which quickly turns into a pupa.
early 19th century: from modern Latin pupipara (neuter plural of pupiparus 'bringing forth young') + -ous.
Definition of pupiparous in:
- The US English dictionary