An inordinate fondness for systematics
The divergence of Holometabola and Eumetabola precedes the divergence of thrips from other Eumetabolans. Ergo the fakey "pseudo-holometabolous" (hemiholometabolous?) development of thrips is a convergent novelty that post-dates the origins of the true holometabolous condition?Thus thrips are more like Greenday than Death; or more like the Black Keys than Lead Belly; or more like Skrillex than Silver Apples; or more like No Doubt than Prince Buster. I was into all of those bands before they were cool, except for the ones that aren't cool.
No, I have no objection to the use of the term 'holometabolous' to describe thrips...
That guy's jeans are way too loose. Plus he's not ironically wearing nerdy glasses or even a trucker hat.
The glasses are upside down for the thrips.Cute observation!
The problem with thripsters, now at http://coo.fieldofscience.com/2013/06/holometabolous-when.html
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