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ametaboly


An insect that upon hatching, has almost no change (metamorphasis) in appearance, except in size, to reach their adult form. They hatch as a smaller version of their adult form.
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antennae


One of a pair of slender movable segmented sensory organs on the head of insects.
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anterior


Situated before or at the front of.
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aphid


A small sap-sucking insect (and a favorite food of ladybugs).
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arthropod


Any of a phylum (Arthropoda) of invertebrate animals (as insects, arachnids, and crustaceans) that have a segmented body and jointed apendages, a usually chitinous exoskeleton molted at intervals, and a dorsal anterior brain connected to a ventral chain of ganglia.
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brood


The young (as of a bird or insect) hatched or cared for all at one time.
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camouflage


Concealment by means of disguise.
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carnivore


Any of an order of typically flesh-eating animals, insects, or plants.
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caterpillar


The worm-like larva of a butterfly or moth.
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colony


Distinguishable localized population within a species. (Ex: colony of ants)
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