holometabolous


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hol·o·me·tab·o·lous

(hol'ō-me-tab'ŏ-lŭs),
Pertaining to a member of the Holometabola, a series of insect orders in which complex or complete metamorphosis is found.
[holo- + G. metabolē, change]

holometabolous

characteristic of insects in the Diptera family consisting of egg, up to three larval stages, pupa and an adult stage which differs markedly from the earlier stages.
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Nutritional and life history determinants of resource allocation in holometabolous insects.
Insects with holometabolous development currently are the most diverse clade of multicellular organisms, consisting of approximately 766,100 described living species (Davis et al.
They can be highly significant in suppressing populations of holometabolous pest insects and an important component in all terrestrial ecosystems.
Mitochondrial genomes have also been used to estimate the higher-level phylogeny of Neuropterida and their relationship to other holometabolous insects, including nine beetles in the suborders Adephaga and Polyphaga (Cameron et al.
Growth ratios in holometabolous and hemimetabolous insects.
In a previous study, Cornell and Hawkins (1995) compiled 530 life tables for 124 holometabolous herbivore species to analyze causes of mortality.
Various insects, hemi- as well as holometabolous, emerge ar successively smaller sizes throughout the emergence period (Nesterovitch and Zwick 2003).
Among several theoretical models based on the assumption on the existence of trade-offs between preadult development and body size of holometabolous insects (Roff 1981; Sibly et al.
Among holometabolous insects, in particular, the higher the quality of the adult diet and/or the potential importance to reproduction of adult female feeding, the longer the time that age-specific fecundity stays high and constant before its eventual decline [ILLUSTRATION FOR FIGURE 1 OMITTED].