Endopterygota (from Ancient Greek endon ‘inner’ + pterón ‘wing’ + New Latin -ota ‘having’), also known as Holometabola, is a superorder of insects within the infraclass Neoptera that go through distinctive larval, pupal, and adult stages. They undergo a radical metamorphosis, with the larval and adult stages differing considerably in their structure and behaviour. This is called holometabolism, or complete metamorphism.

Leave a Comment