Asked in Insects
Can you name the insects that go through a complete metamorphosis?
Asked in Care of Fish, Frogs
What is the name for a tadpole turning into a frog?
Asked in Animal Life
The difference between complete and incomplete metamorphosis?
Complete metamorphosis actually has 4 stages: egg, larvae, pupa, and finally the adult. ex. butterflies undergo complete metamorphosis, but instead the larvae of the butterfly is called caterpillar. And the animal inside the hard-case cocoon is called chrysalis. Mosquitoes also undergo this kind of metamorphosis, but like the butterfly, its larva has a different name called wrigglers. Incomplete metamorphosis only consists of 3 stages: egg, nymph, and adult. The nymph is just like the adult but is smaller in size. Grasshoppers are an example of an animal which undergoes incomplete metamorphosis.
Asked in Dragonflies
What is the name of the aquatic larva of the dragonfly?
Asked in Insects
What do you call a general name for a group of insects?
Asked in Insects, Butterflies and Moths
What type of metamorphosis do butterflies go through?
When the butterfly egg hatches, a tiny caterpillar comes out of it. The caterpillar (also called a larva) feeds and grows, and changes its skin a few times (about 3 to 6 times, four in most kinds of butterfly) until it reaches its largest size. Each time it changes its skin, we say the caterpillar is in a new instar). Then the caterpillar of most kinds of butterfly will make a silken pad to hold onto with its hind legs, and many kinds also make a silken belt to hold themselves in place like a safety belt. Then the larva changes its skin and its shape and turns into a pupa, which does not have any obvious legs or wings. Inside the pupa it grows all the extra things a grown-up butterfly needs. When that is done, it changes its skin for the last time and out comes a soft, misshapen adult butterfly (the adult also is called the imago). The imago pumps itself up into shape with its own blood and perhaps with some air it swallowed, and hardens its skin to hold its new shape, and that is the end of its metamorphosis. If nothing goes wrong, the butterfly imago then will find a food plant for its own larvae (one larva, two larvae) to eat, and it will lay new eggs there. Such a metamorphosis: Egg, Larva (caterpillar with its instars), Pupa, and Imago, is what we call a Complete metamorphosis. Some other kinds of insects, such as grasshoppers, do not have a complete metamorphosis -- they do not form a pupa. We say that they have an incomplete metamorphosis, but that is not a very good name, because they complete their metamorphosis to become adults. All that an incomplete metamorphosis means is that they do not form a pupa at any time.
Asked in Animal Life
Compare complete and incomplete metamorphosis?
Most insects undergo complete metamorphosis. Each stage of the life cycle – egg, larva, pupa, and adult – looks different from the others. Entomologists call these insects holometabolous (holo= total).The larvae of holometabolous insects bear no resemblance to their adult parents. Their habitats and food sources may be entirely different from the adults as well. Larvae grow and molt, usually multiple times. Some insect orders have a unique name for their larval forms: butterfly and moth larvae are caterpillars; fly larvae are maggots; and beetle larvae are grubs. When the larva molts for the final time, it transforms itself into a pupa. The pupal stage is usually considered a resting stage, although much activity occurs internally, hidden from view. The larval tissues and organs break down entirely, then reorganize into the adult form. After the reorganization is complete, the pupa molts to reveal the mature adult with functional wings. Most of the world's insect species are holometabolous, including: butterflies, moths, flies, ants, bees, and beetles. Insects that go through three stages of change in their life cycle have an incomplete metamorphosis. The first stage is the egg. During this time, the insect will hatch into a form called a nymph. The nymph is basically a small version of the adult insect. This is very similar to how a child looks like his or her parents. Nymphs usually have a thin exoskeleton and no wings. They eat the same food as their parents and live in the same place. As insect nymphs grow larger, their exoskeleton becomes too tight and they must replace it. Once a nymph outgrows its exoskeleton it will go through a process called molting which is to leave the old “skin” or exoskeleton behind. The new “skin” will harden and become the new exoskeleton. This will happen many times until the insect finally becomes an adult. Insects that have an incomplete metamorphosis life cycle include true bugs, grasshoppers, cockroaches, termites, praying mantises, crickets, and lice.
Asked in Frogs
What is the scientific name for a tadpole turning into an adult frogs?
Asked in Stick Insects
What is the name given to someone who learns about insects?
Asked in Animal Life
Name 5 animals that go through metamorphosis?
Starting with insects: Grasshoppers (hemimetabolism) Dragonfly (hemimetabolism) Butterflies (holometabolism) Amphibians: Frogs/Toads Aquatic: Fish(Such as salmon) Most metamorphis is not really visible or noticed by people. These include the hemimetabolism metamorphis of insects. During this process the Grasshopper or Dragonfly larva will break out of its old "skin". They usually just increase in size, but during Grasshopper metamorphis the Grasshopper may get wings. Fish usually undergo metamorphis when they have to change from freshwater to salt.