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Life Cycles

learned behavior a behavior that an animal develops by observing other animals or by being taught
inherited trait a characteristic that is passed from parents to their offspring
reproduce making more animals of the same kind
life cycle the stages of growth and development that an animal goes through in its life
metamorphosis the name for changes in form some insects go through during their life cycle
larva The small, wormlike stage in the life cycle of some insects.
pupa The stage in the life cycle of some insects when the organism changes from a larva to an adult.
nymph the larva stage of some organisms that resembles the adult and develops into the adult directly, without passing through an intermediate pupa stage
complete metamorphosis a life cycle with four distinct stages: egg, larva, pupa, and adult
incomplete metamorphosis a life cycle with three distinct stages: egg, nymph, and adult
Created by: Lucia Casini