hypermetamorphosis


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hypermetamorphosis

a process by which an insect goes through more than the usual number of transformations, as the larva being metamorphosed more than once.
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Kluver-Bucy syndrome (KBS) is characterized by psychic blindness or visual agnosia, hypersexuality, emotional behavioral changes, especially placidity (decreased motor and verbal reaction against conditions that cause fear and anger), hyperorality, and hypermetamorphosis (increased interest in every object that enters the visual field) (1,2).
Post-embryonic morphogenesis of gracillariid moths is characterized by a striking hypermetamorphosis (Kumata 1978; Wagner et al.