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There are 3 names in this directory beginning with the letter I.
imaginal discs
Latent adult structures in an immature insect which are clusters of undifferentiated (embryonic) tissue that form during embryogenesis but remain dormant throughout the larval instars.

imago
An insect is known as an imago (adult) when it becomes sexually mature. At this point, molting stops and energy for growth is channeled into production of eggs or sperm.

instar
The growth stage between two successive molts.