a postembryonic stage of life of an arthropod, especially an insect, between two successive molts; also, the arthropod when in that stage of life.
The insect at the various times during larval development.
A discrete stage in a growth series, delimited by successive moulting.
Stage between larval moults.
a stage of growth between moults from egg to adult
The stage of an arthropod's life cycle between molts (shedding of the exoskeleton). As an example, the third instar is the stage of the life cycle between the second and third molting cycles. Some arthropods molt throughout their entire life and may have as many as 30 instars. Insects tend to have a set number of instars, the number varying by species. The instars succeed one another until the final mature instar, when the organism stops molting.
State of nymph (e.g., stink bug) or larva (e.g., bollworm) between molts.
an insect in any stage between molts. A ladybug larva that has molted twice is in its third instar.
The intermolt stage of a young arthropod.
stage of growth of a caterpillar between moults.
A period between molts in a tarantula's life. A tarantula in its 5th instar has shed its "skin" five times.
A larval growth stage between molts.
one of the larval stages between molts, usually 5-6 instars
developmental stage between molts e.g., the first instar is the stage between the egg and the first molt
A stage in an insect's development.
a stage of insect development between moults. Eg. the first instar is the stage between egg hatch and the first moult
Interval between each larval moult. The larva may pass through 6-15 instars (depending on species) before it finally emerges as an adult.
the growth stage between two successive moults.
the period between larval molts. The first instar is the stage between the egg and the first molt, the second instar is the stage between the first and second molts, etc. Manduca sexta normally has 5 larval instars.
a stage between molts when they shed their skin
a stage in insect development when the insect is between molts
individual larval stage.
The stages of molting and shedding as a butterfly outgrows its exoskeleton. Butterflies usually go through 5 instars.
a stage in the development of an insect larva between two moults. Each species of insect has a fixed number of moults.
refers to one stage of growth between moults, e.g. 3 larval instars (or growth stages) before an insects pupates. The number of larval instars varies between insects and may range from 3 to 30.
any post-egg stage initiated or terminated by molting indicating growth stages. Defoliators mentioned in this guidebook normally have six larval instars between egg hatch and pupation.
Caterpillar between two successive molts. Typically the instars are numbered in sequence from the first to the last.
The period or stage between molts, numbered to designate the various periods; e.g. the first instar is the stage between the egg and first molt.
The stage or number of moults (counting eclosion from the egg) a larva has passed through. A 2nd instar larva has eclosed from the egg and moulted an additional time. See stadium.
one of the larval stages. Most species have 5 or 6 instars before molting to the pupal stage.
a larval stage; most larvae go through 10-13 of them
One of the 4 to 6 stages of growth in the life of a Caterpillar. At the end of each stage, having reached the limit of the elasticity of its skin, it sheds the outer skin layer, having grown a potentially larger skin underneath. Often the coloration and/or pattern of each skin stage is different from the previous one.
Individual growth stage of a caterpillar. Instars are separated by molts.
The individual insect between two molting events.
one of several immature stages during the development of an insect - the monarch has five larval instars.
An insect during a period within the larval phase of life, between two molts. For example, one could refer to a second instar caterpillar.
an immature insect between molts.
the life stage of an arthropod between successive molts
A stage of an insect or other arthropod between molts.
Period between molts (shedding of old exoskeleton)
The stage of an insect between successive molts. The first instar is the stage between hatching and the first molt.
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Any of the successive stages in the development of a larva or nymph, separated from the other stages by a moult. ( BCFT).
larvae of most insects such as butterflies typically go through six stages which are termed instars. These stages are punctuated by the molting or shedding of the larva's exoskeleton. As a larva is eating and growing, it typically molts five times, providing more room for growth.
inN-STARr) A development stage of an insect. They will often molt between instars as they grow. These stages are typically numbered, first instar, second instar... an so on.
a molting or shedding of the larvae exoskeleton
period or stage between molts of an insect larva.
The phase of an insectâ€(tm)s development between molts.
The life stages of an insect larva between molts.
(in - star) An arthropod between molts. Some species may go through a series of instars before reaching the adult size or form.
A stage of larval development.
Is the stage of insects between successive moults. The first instar being the stage between eggs hatching and the first moult.
The stage in an insect's life history between two moults. When a stag beetle larva first comes out of the egg is said to be the first instar. This tiny larva has a rigid head so, in order to grow, it has to shed its skin by moulting. This way the second instar is the larva after the first moult. The third instar is the larva after the second moult and so on until it gets to the fifth instar; sometimes in captivity a sixth instar might happen . At this stage the fully grown larva pupates and the imago is called the last instar.
an insect stage between molts; molting is growth.
a stage in life of an arthropod between two successive molts (i.e., to shed the outer layer)
The period between two molts.
immature stages of an insect or mite. Each insect or mite goes through several instars before becoming an adult.
The stage between successive molts in an insect larva (caterpillar).
The stage in an insect's life history between any two moults. A newly-hatched insect which has not yet moulted is said to be a first-instar nymph or larva. The adult is the final instar.
An insect is called an instar when it is between two molts. A newly-hatched insect is called a first-instar or larva. An adult is a final instar.
An instar is a developmental stage of arthropods, such as insects, between each moult (ecdysis), until sexual maturity is reached. Arthropods must shed the exoskeleton in order to grow or assume a new form. Differences between instars can often be seen in altered body proportions or changes in the number of body segments.