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Metamorphosis and Life Cycle

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egg (Complete)
The beginning of an insects life cycle. This is the first stage in Complete Metamorphosis of 4 stages.
larva
​This is the 2nd stage of an insects life cycle. This is when they are in a caterpillar like form where they will continue to eat and grow until it is time for their next stage.
adult (Complete)
This is the final stage of the 4 stages of complete metamorphosis, there are no more large changes and the insect will stay in this stage until the end of its life.
complete metamorphosis
Insect development consisting of four stages: egg, larva, pupa, and adult
egg (Incomplete)
The beginning of an insects life cycle. This is the first stage in Incomplete Metamorphosis of 3 stages.
nymph
​This stage looks exactly like the adult, except a little bit smaller. Incomplete metamorphosis does not change the insect very much.
adult (Incomplete)
This is the final stage of the 3 stages of incomplete metamorphosis, there are no more large changes and the insect will stay in this stage until the end of its life.
incomplete metamorphosis
Insect development consisting of three stages: egg, nymph, and adult
pupa
This stage begins when the larva forms a cocoon around itself, this is also called a chrysalis. This stage can last for months.
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