Insect Life Cycle
Saturday, October 12, 2002
what do you call a baby fly?
Jay, I don't know about all flies, but in fruit flies, the newly formed
is called an "imago". Pronounced im-(as in him)-a-(as in ha)-go. Accent
the second syllable.
Paul Mahoney, PhD
Flies are insects that grow from egg to larva to pupa to adult through
complete metamorphosis, so there is no "baby fly" in the way there is a
mammal, like a puppy or kitten.
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