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(of an insect) undergoing complete metamorphosis

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The distinct stages of an individual, i.e., larva, pupa and adult of the holometabolous organisms usually inhabit solitary galls, while for the hemimetabolous, distinct generations may cohabit a colonial gall.
Escaping compound eye ancestry: the evolution of single-chamber eyes in holometabolous larvae.
Mosquitoes (Culicidae) development, as characteristic of all holometabolous insects, proceeds through embryonic, larval, pupal, and adult stages that reflect considerable morphological and physiological differences [34].
Casas, "Lifetime allocation of juvenile and adult nutritional resources to egg production in a holometabolous insect," Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, vol.
Evolutionary contrasts in insects: nutritional advantages of holometabolous development.
| Insects have two main life stage patterns, holometabolous: egg, larva, pupae, adult; and hemimetabolous: egg, nymph, adult.
Leishmania parasites (Kinetoplastida: Trypanosomatidae) reversibly inhibit visceral muscle contractions in hemimetabolous and holometabolous insects.
In holometabolous insects with complete metamorphosis, AMPs are produced by the fat bodies [8] whereas the hemocytes act as the vital synthesizer for AMP in heterometabolous insects with incomplete metamorphosis [9].
Jindra, "Common and distinct roles of juvenile hormone signaling genes in metamorphosis of holometabolous and hemimetabolous insects," PLoS ONE, vol.
From a developmental perspective, Chironomidae as well as many other aquatic insects are holometabolous, resulting in four distinct life stages: egg, larvae, pupa, and adult.
They are laterally flattened, holometabolous, and wingless ectoparasites.
This process, where the insect goes through four life stages is called holometabolous metamorphosis.
The target pest includes both holometabolous and hemimetabolous insects (Jahan et al., 1990; Khan et al., 1991; Jamal and Qamar, 2002; Ghoneim et al., 2007; Naqvi et al., 2007).