1. undergoing metamorphosis
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  • Although distinct physiologic functions of the EcR isoforms have been characterized in higher holometabolous insects, they remain unclear in basal direct-developing insects, in which only A isoform has been identified. BioMed Central - Latest articles
  • Such peculiarities in combination with great reproductive potential and other advanced features of holometabolous insects make staphylinids an evolutionarily very successful animal group.
  • Development can be ametabolous, paurometabolous, or holometabolous. Insecta (Aquatic)
  • Like all holometabolous insects, their life cycle comprises four distinct stages: egg, larva, pupa and adult. The Times Literary Supplement
  • The Bombyx mori is one member of the holometabolous class of insects, which possesses four distinguished developmental stages, i. e. , egg, larva, pupa, and adult.
  • The immature nymphs of hemimetabolous insects such as the grasshopper or cockroach for instance are born with adult-like morphology.
  • Coleopterans are holometabolous group, meaning that its members all transform from larvae to adults via a pupal stage. Insecta (Aquatic)
  • In addition, the EcR-B1 isoform of holometabolous insects had a novel microdomain at the N-terminal end. BioMed Central - Latest articles
  • Thus, intensive costly food provisioning of their young is not necessary, especially as young instars are rather independent due to their hemimetabolous development. BioMed Central - Latest articles
  • This second gene is only found in holometabolous insects, Drosophila, and silkworms but not in the more primitive hemimetabolous insects, like grasshoppers or springtails.
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