Hemimetabolism or hemimetaboly, an aa cried incomplete metamorphosis an paurometabolism, is the mode o development o certain insects that includes three distinct stages: the egg, nymph, an the adult stage, or imago. Thir groups gae throu gradual chynges; thare is na pupal stage. The nymph eften somewhit resembles the adult stage but lacks weengs an functional reproductive organs.
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- McGavin, George C. Essential Entomology: An Order-by-Order Introduction. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2001. pp. 20.