The little things that run the world, part 2 (holometabolous insects)

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It is no exaggeration to say that insects are the dominant group of animals on Earth. With more than one million described species, insects make up nearly two-thirds of the animal kingdom. This display contains the holometabolous insects, which undergo complete metamorphism in four parts: the egg, larvae, pupae and adult stages. Also known as Endopterygota, these insects have the puparial stage which is missing in hemimetabolous insects (previous display).