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