pertaining to an insect pupa in which the appendages and wings are glued down against the body by a secretion
Origin of obtect; from Classical Latin obtectus, past participle of obtegere, to cover over ; from ob- (see ob-) + tegere, to cover: see thatch,
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 obt&emacron;ctus, 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.