- Complete metamorphosis
- a type of insect life cycle where the immature form (larva) does not resemble
- the first leaf of a seed plant. It is already formed in the seed but may
or may not appear above ground, depending on the species.
- a tiny hook, as might be found on the bottom of the foot of an insect
- shaped like a stretched oval
- of or referring to excrement
- insect droppings
- Incomplete metamorphosis
- a type of insect life cycle where the immature form (nymph) resembles
a small, wingless adult
- immature stages of an insect or mite. Each insect or mite goes through
several instars before becoming an adult.
- Larva (pl. larvae)
- immature stage of any insect which practices complete metamorphosis. Can
also be used to describe immature first-stage mites.
- along the long axis of an organism or object
- the green, photosynthesizing tissue within a leaf
- to shed one's exoskeleton in the process of moving to the next developmental
stage (insects). Also used for snakes shedding their skins and birds their
- immature stage of any insect which practices incomplete metamorphosis.
Can also be used to describe first stage immature mites.
- Pupa (pl. pupae)
- a nonfeeding developmental stage between larval and adult stages (example:
chrysalis of a butterfly)
- Seta (pl. setae)
- sensory structures of insects that resemble small hairs, or hairlike structures
of fungi such as Glomerella.
- able to move or circulate within a plant. Some diseases and pesticides
- small knob
- a plant or animal, often an insect, that carries disease organisms
Last update to this web page on 30 June 1998 by Judy Bridges.