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Insect Life Cycle Classification:


 

No Metamorphosis

Immature insect (young) from egg looks exactly like adult, only smaller. (Orders: Thysanura, Collembola, Mallophaga, Anaplura)

 

Gradual Metamorphosis

Immature insect (nymph) from egg gradually looks more like an adult, the closer it reaches adult size. (Orders: Orthoptera, Isoptera, Thysanoptera, Hemiptera, Homoptera, Dermaptera)

 

Incomplete Metamorphosis

Immature insect (naiad) from egg does not look like an adult until it reaches adult size in a single step. (Orders: Ephemeroptera, Odonata, Plecoptera)

 

Complete Metamorphosis

Immature insect from egg goes through two distinct stages (larva and pupa) before reaching adulthood. (Orders: Neuroptera, Coleoptera, Mecoptera, Trichoptera, Lepidoptera, Diptera, Siphonaptera, Hymenoptera)


Last edited: 03/07/98 02:04 PM

 

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