A type of development wherein an insect hatches from an egg and acquires adult features and behaviors gradually through a series of molts; typically, there is no inactive, non-feeding pupa in insects with incomplete metamorphosis.
Insect development in which changes between instars are gradual.
where the young develop gradually, appearing similar to the adults and do not undergo a pupal stage.
the gradual change that some insects go through as they develop from egg to adult, occuring in three stages: egg, nymph, and adult
A developmental process in the life cycle in which no pupal stage preceded the adult.
The development of some arthropods from eggs to adult--like nymphs, which moult to become adults. Characteristic of ticks, mites and lice.
a type of insect life cycle where the immature form (nymph) resembles a small, wingless adult