pertaining to an insect pupa in which the appendages and wings are glued down against the body by a secretion
Origin of obtectfrom Classical Latin obtectus, past participle of obtegere, to cover over from ob- (see ob-) + tegere, to cover: see thatch, transitive verb
Having the wings and appendages enclosed or covered by a secretion that forms a hard shell or horny case, as the pupae of most butterflies and moths.
Origin of obtectLatin obtēctus past participle of obtegere to cover over ob- over ; see ob- . tegere to cover ; see (s)teg- in Indo-European roots.
(comparative more obtect, superlative most obtect)
- (entomology, of a pupa) Having the legs and other appendages are more or less strongly cemented to the body.