COMPLETE AND INCOMPLETE METAMORPHOSIS IN ORGANISMSMETAMORPHOSIS IN INSECTS AND OTHER ANIMALS
Describe reproduction in:
Cockroach is an example of biting and chewing insect
Differentiate between complete and incomplete metamorphosis.
WHAT IS METAMORPHOSISMetamorphosis is defined as the series of gradual changes of formed and shape of an insect from the fertilized egg (immature stage) to adult (mature stage of adulthood).
Certain organisms when they are hatched from eggs do not exactly resemble the adult form. They therefore undergo series of changes in shape or form until the adult stage is reached. This process is what is called metamorphosis.
TYPES OF METAMORPHOSISThere are two types of metamorphosis. These are complete and incomplete metamorphosis.
Complete metamorphosisComplete metamorphosis is the series of gradual changes which take place in insect from fertilized eggs to lava, then to pupa and finally to the adult stage.
Complete metamorphosis involves four stages. Which are: eggs==larva==pupa==adult
Examples of insects which exhibit complete metamorphosis include housefly, mosquito, butterfly, bees, wasps and beetles
these are also examples of piercing and sucking insects