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Imago vs. Insect — What's the Difference?

Imago vs. Insect — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Imago and Insect

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Imago

In biology, the imago (Latin for "image") is the last stage an insect attains during its metamorphosis, its process of growth and development; it is also called the imaginal stage, the stage in which the insect attains maturity. It follows the final ecdysis of the immature instars.In a member of the Ametabola or Hemimetabola, in which metamorphosis is "incomplete", the final ecdysis follows the last immature or nymphal stage.
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Insect

Insects or Insecta (from Latin insectum) are pancrustacean hexapod invertebrates and the largest group within the arthropod phylum. Insects have a chitinous exoskeleton, a three-part body (head, thorax and abdomen), three pairs of jointed legs, compound eyes and one pair of antennae.
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Imago

An insect in its sexually mature adult stage after metamorphosis.
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Insect

A small arthropod animal that has six legs and generally one or two pairs of wings
Insect pests
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Imago

(Psychology) An often idealized image of a person, usually a parent, formed in childhood and persisting unconsciously into adulthood.
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Insect

Any of numerous arthropod animals of the class Insecta, having an adult stage characterized by three pairs of legs and a body segmented into head, thorax, and abdomen and usually having one or two pairs of wings. Insects include the flies, crickets, mosquitoes, beetles, butterflies, and bees.
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Imago

(entomology) The final developmental stage of an insect after undergoing metamorphosis.
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Insect

Any of various other small, chiefly arthropod animals, such as spiders, centipedes, or ticks, usually having many legs. Not in scientific use.
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Imago

(psychology) An idealised concept of a loved one, formed in childhood and retained unconsciously into adult life, the basis for the psychological formation of personality archetypes.
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Insect

An insignificant or contemptible person.
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Imago

An image.
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Insect

An arthropod (in the Insecta class) characterized by six legs, up to four wings, and a chitinous exoskeleton.
Our shed has several insect infestions, including ants, yellowjackets, and wasps.
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Imago

The final adult, and usually winged, state of an insect. See Illust. of Ant-lion, and Army worm.
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Insect

(colloquial) Any small arthropod similar to an insect, including spiders, centipedes, millipedes, etc.
The swamp is swarming with every sort of insect.
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Imago

(psychoanalysis) an idealized image of someone (usually a parent) formed in childhood
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Insect

(derogatory) A contemptible or powerless person.
The manager’s assistant was the worst sort of insect.
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Imago

An adult insect produced after metamorphosis
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Insect

One of the Insecta; esp., one of the Hexapoda. See Insecta.
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Insect

Any air-breathing arthropod, as a spider or scorpion.
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Insect

Any small crustacean. In a wider sense, the word is often loosely applied to various small invertebrates.
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Insect

Fig.: Any small, trivial, or contemptible person or thing.
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Insect

Of or pertaining to an insect or insects.
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Insect

Like an insect; small; mean; ephemeral.
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Insect

Small air-breathing arthropod
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Insect

A person who has a nasty or unethical character undeserving of respect
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