complete metamorphosis


complete metamorphosis
(ARTHROPODA: Insecta)
The transformation period encompassing larva, pupa and adult; holometabolous metamorphosis; see incomplete metamorphosis.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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