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Difference between life cycle and life span of an insect


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msmcipm

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Posted 25 April 2018 - 02:41 AM

Hi good day,

 

can anyone explain to me the difference between life cycle and life span of insect. I've  been trying to search this and in the end it got me confused..

Does life cycle also included in insect life span?

 

 

thanks in advance......



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Posted 25 April 2018 - 12:49 PM

Life span is how long a single insect will live

 

Life cycle is how long and how many off spring are produced so the cycle continues


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Posted 26 April 2018 - 12:59 AM

Thanks scampi,

 

So far this is what i found

 

Cigarette beetle

 

Average life cycle: 45 to 50 days

 

Average life span: 6 to 7 weeks

 

is this correct???






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