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ametabolous, ametabola

Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
No Taxon (Glossary)
No Taxon (A)
No Taxon ametabolous, ametabola
ametabolous adjective - refers to insects where adults and nymphs are wingless, and there is no visible change in form between the stages, other than in size. Ametabolous development occurs in the wingless insects apterogytes and in other groups that undergo simple metamorphosis where the adults are wingless (1).
ametabola refers to this group of insects (sometimes called apterogytes), includes:
Zygentoma - Silverfish
Microcoryphia - Bristletails
Print References
Borror et al. An Introduction to the Study of Insects (1)
Gordh, A Dictionary of Entomology, p. 44 (2)
Works Cited
1.Borror and DeLong's Introduction to the Study of Insects
Norman F. Johnson, Charles A. Triplehorn. 2004. Brooks Cole.
2.A Dictionary of Entomology
George Gordh, David H. Headrick. 2003. CABI Publishing.