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Ametabolic, a term applied to those insects in which the larva resembles the adult, and the life history cannot be sharply divided into the stages larva (caterpillar), pupa (chrysalis), and imago (perfect insect); in other words, they do not undergo metamorphosis (q.v.). The earwigs are a well-known example.