heterometabola love

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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • A division of insects, including the Hemiptera, Orthoptera, Pseudoneuroptera, Physopoda, and Thysanura, which differ in their metamorphoses, but none of which show complete changes from larva to pupa and imago: in contradistinction to the Metabola, which undergo complete metamorphosis. Also called Homomorpha.

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