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Animal Growth Pt 2

What is a Life Cycle?

What is a Life Cycle?Definition
life cycle The series of distinct stages of life that most organisms grow and mature through
direct development A kind of growth where organisms keep the same body features as they grow larger
metamorphosis A change in the shape or characteristics of an organism's body as it grows
incomplete metamorphosis organisms with 3 stages of change in shape or characteristics during its development; egg, nymph, and adult (examples: cockroaches, grasshoppers, box elder bugs, silverfish, crickets, mayflies, termites, dragon flies, praying mantis)
complete metamorphosis organisms with 4 stages of change in shape or characteristics during its development; egg, larva, pupa and adult (examples: beetles, butterflies, moths, wasps, bees, ants, fleas, houseflies)
Created by: pac