Complete metamorphosis, as shown in the diagram, has involves 4 distinct stages of growth: egg, larva, pupa, and adult. As the creatures grow, its shape changes completely. During the pupal stage, the body undergoes a complete reorganization, transforming into the adult. This involves considerable destruction of larval tissues by lysosomes.
Incomplete metamorphosis has only 3 stages: egg, nymph, and adult. In this case, the young hatch from their eggs looking like miniature adults. These young are called nymphs. As they grow, they shed their skin several times before they become adults. At each shedding of the skin, the nymph enters a new "instar," a new stage of growth.
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