Metamorphosis

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Egg
The first stage in a life cycle.
Larva
Stage of complete metamorphosis during which the insect eats and grows and does not resemble the adult.
Pupa
Stage of complete metamorphosis during which the organism seems to be at rest and new body parts are forming.
Adult
A fully grown organism.
Nymph
Stage of incomplete metamorphosis during which an insect eats and grows and resembles a smaller version of the adult.
Life Cycle
The stages or sequences of events through which an organism grows, reproduces, and dies.
Complete Metamorphosis
Type of development consisting of four distict stages: egg, larva, pupa and adult.
Incomplete Metamorphosis
Type of development consisting of three stages: egg, nymph, and adult.
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