regressive molting

regressive molting
(ARTHROPODA: Insecta)
In Isoptera, reversal during metamorphosis, when they are already in the process of developing into a particular caste, back to a less differentiated stage.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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