One of several marked phases or periods in the development and growth of many animals and plants; as, the larval stage; pupa stage; zœa stage.
Refers to a life period. In Manduca there are four stages, egg, larva, pupa and adult.
One of the successive principal divisions in the life cycle of an insect, e.g., egg, nymph, larva, prepupa, pupa, adult. Fin. Swe.
each distinct period of development in an insect's life cycle.
Any definite period in the development of an insect; e.g. egg stage, larval stage, etc.
(noun) - one of the distinct periods in an insect's life. Butterflies have four stages: egg, larva, pupa and adult.
A stage is one of the distinct periods of an insect's life cycle. Butterflies and moths have four life stages, including egg, larva, pupa, and adult.