The reproduction and development of insects

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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types of metamorphosis, ontogeny, postembryonic, gradual metamorphosis, incomplete metamorphosis, complete metamorphosis, insect, arthropod, arthropods, insects, damselfly, malaria mosquito, larva, egg, imago, pupa, butterflies, flies, mosquitoes, Hymenoptera, Diptera, thorax, silverfish, abdomen, molting, animal, biology

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  • growth, molt

  • - 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.

  • growth, molt

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