Imaginal disc

one of the parts of a holometabolous insect larva

Insects have a three-stage development. They go from egg to larva to final imago (adult insect).

In the pupa larval structures are broken down and rebuilt as adult structures. The imaginal disks are a key part of this. From them the adult structures are formed.[1]

References change

  1. Beira, Jorge V.; Paro, Renato 2016. The legacy of Drosophila imaginal discs, Chromosoma. 125 (4): 573–92. doi:10.1007/s00412-016-0595-4. PMC 5023726. PMID 27153833