Unformatted text preview: 4. Holometabolism refers to complete metamorphism, which refers to the stages of life in many arthropods (embryo, egg, larva, pupa, imago and adult). This characteristic gives insects the unique advantage of having different stages occupying different niches so there is little to no competition between the adults and offspring....
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