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Life Stage (Complete Metamorphosis)

Description
A stage in the life cycle of the organism. Immature stages are called larvae, and differ markedly from adults. Insects which undergo complete metamorphosis pass through a larval stage, then enter an inactive state called pupa, and finally emerge as adults. This applies to Coleoptera – Beetles; Diptera – Flies; Hymenoptera – Ants, bees, sawflies and wasps; Lepidoptera – Butterflies and moths; Mecoptera – Scorpionflies; Megaloptera – Alderflies, dobsonflies and fishflies; Neuroptera – Lacewings, antlions, etc.; Raphidioptera – Snakeflies; Siphonaptera – Fleas; Strepsiptera – Twisted-winged parasites and Trichoptera – Caddisflies
Values
IconValueDescriptionSource
Egg EggIBP
Larva Larvathe active immature form of an insect, especially one that differs greatly from the adult and forms the stage between egg and pupa,IBP
Pupa Pupaan insect in its inactive immature form between larva and adult, e.g. a chrysalis.IBP
Adult Adultfully grown or developed.IBP
Trait Type
SINGLE CATEGORICAL
Data Type
STRING
Species Field
Natural History
Coverage
[Neuroptera, Strepsiptera, Trichoptera, Coleoptera, Siphonaptera, Diptera, Hymenoptera, Lepidoptera]
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