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incomplete metamorphosis

 

Definition: the development of a nymph into the imago, which in many respects resembles the former; characteristic of more primitive insect orders, such as Heteroptera (true bugs), Orthoptera (locusts, grasshoppers), and Blatterria (roaches).

Synonym(s): heterometabolous metamorphosis

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