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Label the Life Cycle of the Mealworm/Darkling Beetle Diagram
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adult - The adult is the dark brown darkling beetle. The female lays many, many eggs on the host food.
egg - White, oval-shaped eggs will hatch into the worm-like larva.
larva (mealworm) - The tan/brown larva looks like a worm, but has six legs and two antennae. It will molt many times as it grows.
pupa - The white/cream pupa has a large head and a pointed tail. The adult will emerge from the pupa.
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