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Insects at different stages of life - synonyms or related words

chrysalis

noun

an insect such as a butterfly or moth at the stage of changing from a larva (=a young insect without wings) to an adult, or the hard case in which this happens

cocoon

noun

biology

a cover that the young larvae of some insects make around themselves when they start changing into their adult form

grub

noun

a young insect without wings or legs, like a small worm

larva

noun

a form that some insects take after they have left the egg and before they develop into their adult form. After a period of time, an insect larva changes into a pupa, inside which the adult insect develops.

nit

noun

the egg of an insect called a louse that people sometimes have in their hair

nymph

noun

biology

a young insect that becomes an adult without going through a pupa stage

pupa

noun

an insect such as a moth while it is changing inside a cocoon or hard shell

larval

adjective

bit rot

when electronic information is lost because the software or devices needed to read it are no longer available

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troll factory

a company that pays its employees to write online comments in favour or against somebody or something posing as ordinary Internet users

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