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incomplete metamorphosis

Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
No Taxon (Glossary)
No Taxon (I)
No Taxon incomplete metamorphosis
Identification
Incomplete metamorphosis is a type of simple metamorphosis. Immature insects (nymphs, often called naiads) are aquatic and breathe via gills. Such insects are said to be hemimetabolous. This pattern of development occurs in:
Ephemeroptera (mayflies)
Odonata (dragonflies and damselflies)
Plecoptera (stoneflies)

See metamorphosis for more details.