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Life Cycles


learned behavior A behavior that an animal develops by observing other animals or 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 4 distinct stages: egg, larva, pupa, and adult.
incomplete metamorphosis A life cycle with 3 distinct stages: egg, nymph, and adult.
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