Micromalthus has perhaps the most convoluted life cycle of any animal, involving adults that sometimes look like larvae, female forms that either give live birth or lay a single egg, larvae that start life as highly motile speedsters and grow into legless sluggish grubs (shown here), and males that must cannibalize their own mothers in order to mature.
Contributed by Alex Wild on 15 March, 2011 - 4:37pm
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