complete metamorphosis


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complete metamorphosis
development of a monarch butterfly

complete metamorphosis

n.
A type of metamorphosis in which an insect passes through distinct egg, larval, pupal, and adult stages, and the larva does not resemble the adult. Also called holometabolism.
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vernal pools in North America) deposit eggs earlier in response to gradual reduction of aquatic breeding habitats in order for a greater number of offspring to be able to complete metamorphosis before the ponds dry out.
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This life cycle is called complete metamorphosis (met-uh-MOR-fuh-siss).

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