insects only change their form three times in their life.
is called an INCOMPLETE METAMORPHOSIS.
dragonfly only changes three
does not have a pupal stage but goes from egg to larva (nymph),
to imago (adult).
locust is another example
of this type of insect.
live mainly in the desert regions of Africa.
also live in countries bordering the Meditteranean.
eat a variety of fresh vegetation.
female locust lays her eggs which have been fertilised by the
male, in warm, damp sand, after the rainy season.
the new locust emerges from the egg it is pale in colour and quite
the skin hardens and becomes darker.
at this stage are called "hoppers".
hoppers are covered with a hard skeleton that cannot get any bigger
unless they change their skins.
soon begin to feed and grow larger.
find a twig and hang upside down.
skin on the back of the hopper splits and a new nymph emerges.