- A taxonomic superorder within the infraclass Neoptera — various winged insects. In particular the Endopterygota are insects that have a so-called "complete metamorphosis", for which reason they also are called the "Holometabola". The typical metamorphosis comprises a life cycle of: egg -- larva -- pupa -- adult or imago. Contrast this with the Exopterygota and Apterygota.
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