The reproduction and development of insects
Based on their life cycle, insects can be grouped into three categories: ametabolous, hemimetabolous or holometabolous insects.
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- - This 7-10-mm long (0.28-0.39-in long) insect is native to Europe but can now be found all around the world. It is characterized by its silvery body and three long appendages arising from the abdomen. The silverfish is not a picky eater; its diet includes mostly carbohydrates and starches, but it sometimes feeds on cotton and leatherware too.
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Larvae of this type of mayflies spend the first three years of their lives in water, their adult lives last for only one day which they use for mating.
With the example of the stag beetle we demonstrate how insects' muscles function, how insects fly and how they reproduce.
The cockchafer (or maybug) is a widespread bug in Europe. Its larvae, known as chafer grubs are considered a pest.
Several analogous types of eyes have developed independently through convergent evolution.
Honeybees produce a sweet and nutritious substance, honey.
The fat-tailed scorpion is one of the world's most dangerous scorpions.
The large white butterfly is a common species of butterflies, through which we demonstrate the anatomy of butterflies.
This 3D introduces a centipede species widespread in the Mediterranean.
An ant colony consist of a queen, male ants and workers.
This animation demonstrates the anatomy of amphibians through the example of a common species of frogs.
This animation compares the life cycles of mosses and ferns, helping to understand the general life cycle of plants.
Our gametes are haploid cells produced from diploid cells by meiosis, a special type of cell division.
This animation demonstrates the development of the human embryo and fetus.