Posted by: Mark | January 9, 2015

Mealworm Metamorphosis

Like caterpillars and butterflies, mealworms go through four stages of life. Unlike butterflies, every stage of the mealworm is ugly. The egg stage is too small to get a good picture of, but the others are as follows:

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The larva stage is probably the best known. They are not true worms but plenty of animals love to eat them.

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The pupa are the weirdest. They don’t lose like anything else.

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Here’s another angle:

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The beetles just look like your generic beetle. A lot of work to get to this.

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