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Complete Metamorphosis

What Does Complete Metamorphosis Mean?

Complete metamorphosis refers to an insect’s development. It consists of various stages from the egg to the larva, pupa, and adulthood. Unlike simple metamorphosis, complete metamorphosis has four stages. Because mites and insects are common and potentially dangerous landscape pests, it is important to properly identify their life stages to protect the plants.

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Maximum Yield Explains Complete Metamorphosis

Not all insects are detrimental to crops. Some insects can be beneficial to plants as they pollinate flowers. Other insects prey on certain types of pests.

But, pests such as mites can destroy crops or drastically shunt the plant’s growth and development. Mites reach their reproductive stage after complete metamorphosis, which is why it’s important to treat the pests during their first stage of development.

Poorly-maintained crops and landscaped areas are more prone to pests, regardless of their life stage. Growers can also cultivate certain ornamental plants that attract beneficial insects. Asteraceae, Brassicaceae, and Lamiaceae can be grown to encourage a complete metamorphosis of beneficial insects that protect the crops once they reach adulthood.

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