Meaning of Pupipara in English:


Pronunciation /pjuːˈpɪp(ə)rə/


  • With plural agreement. A group of dipteran flies comprising bloodsucking parasites of mammals and birds which produce fully-developed young which immediately pupariate; insects of this group (collectively or individually).

    Formerly regarded as one of three divisions of the infraorder Cyclorrhapha, section Schizophora, the Pupipara are now seldom treated as a true taxonomic group.


Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Edward Griffith (1790–1858), naturalist. From scientific Latin Pupipara, plural noun, use as noun of neuter plural of pupiparus bringing forth pupae.