Encyclopedia of Entomology

2008 Edition
| Editors: John L. Capinera


Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4020-6359-6_3119

A generally quiescent, occasionally active but nonfeeding, stage of insects at the end of the immature development period. The period immediately preceding the molt to the adult stage. In thrips, it is the third instar.

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