Life Cycle

All living organisms, flora or fauna, undergo the same chain of life events from birth to death. The life cycle of any species includes all the living changes the organism undergoes from the beginning of their developmental stages to the end of their adult stages. The life cycle of a plant is different from the life cycle of an animal, but in the end they all start from birth and end at death.

List of Life Cycles

Butterfly Life Cycle: Introduction, Butterfly Metamorphosis, FAQs

Bed Bug Life Cycle – Introduction, Nymph Stages and FAQs

Plasmodium Life Cycle: Introduction, Life Cycle, FAQs

Fish Life Cycle: Introduction, Life Cycle, FAQs

Schistosomiasis Life Cycle: Introduction, Life Cycle, FAQs

Lice Life Cycle: Introduction, Lice Life Cycle, FAQs

Bird Life Cycle: Introduction, Life Cycle of Bird, FAQs

Chicken Life Cycle: Introduction, Life Cycle, FAQs

Tick Life Cycle: Introduction, Life Cycle, FAQs

Hookworm Life Cycle: Introduction, Life Cycle, FAQs

Fungi Life Cycle: Introduction, Life Cycle, FAQs

Insect Life Cycle: Introduction, Life Cycle, FAQs

Tapeworm Life Cycle: Introduction, Life Cycle, FAQs

Jellyfish Life Cycle: Introduction, Life Cycle, FAQs

Moth Life Cycle – Introduction, Life Cycle of Moth, FAQs

Flea Life Cycle: Introduction, Complete Metamorphosis, FAQs

Giardia Life Cycle: Introduction, Life Cycle, FAQs

Ascaris Life Cycle: Introduction, Life Cycle, FAQs

Toxoplasma Gondii Life Cycle: Introduction, Life Cycle, FAQs

Entamoeba histolytica Life Cycle: Introduction, Life Cycle, FAQs

Pinworm Life Cycle: Introduction, Life Cycle, FAQs

Ladybird Life Cycle: Introduction, Life Cycle, FAQs

Wasp Life Cycle: Introduction, Life Cycle, FAQs

Dog Life Cycle: Introduction, Life Cycle, FAQs

Enterobius Life Cycle: Introduction, Life Cycle and FAQs

Life Cycle of a Dragonfly – Introduction, Life Cycle and Metamorphism

Honey Bee Life Cycle – Everything You Need to Know About Bees

Mayfly Life Cycle: Introduction, Life Cycle, FAQs

Ant Life Cycle – Explore How Ants Reproduce

Snail Life Cycle: Introduction, Life Cycle, FAQs

Cockroach Life Cycle: Introduction, Life Cycle of Cockroach, FAQs

Lizard Life Cycle: Introduction, Life Cycle, FAQs

Grasshopper Life Cycle – Introduction, Locusts and Grasshoppers

Snake Life Cycle: Introduction, Life Cycle of Snake, FAQs

Sea Turtle Life Cycle: Introduction, Life Cycle, FAQs

Octopus Life Cycle: Introduction, Life Cycle, FAQs

Locust Life Cycle: Introduction, Life Cycle, FAQs

Cryptosporidium Life Cycle: Introduction, Life Cycle, FAQs

Why Should We Study Life Cycles?

Many plant species depend on animal species in terms of reproduction, for example, pollination in plants would not occur without bees assistance. Similarly, many animal species cannot develop or reach maturity without feeding on plants. Even human beings are carnivorous; who consume several other living organisms to survive their living years. Thus, we see how all the life cycles of living organisms are interdependent on each other for survival.

Even though it’s a big cycle, growth and development phases vary for all living species. For example, the life cycle of bacteria is finished within a single generation; where fission of the existing cell occurs, the cell grows to maturity and then splits into two new organisms and thereby completes its life cycle.

Similarly, certain species live the majority of their lives as nymphs. For example, the cicada species of insects sometimes live their nymph stage as long as 17 years and survive for about 24 hours when they reach adulthood. Whereas elephants take about 15 years to mature and then survive 30 years as adult elephants. But life expectancy also depends on the favourable environmental conditions.

When a living organism dies, a new organism replaces them, and this ensures the survival and existence of that species. The life cycle of any organism is the same, where it either survives or produces new generations to continue the chain of life stages. This chain of life stages continues through time until they reach adulthood and reproduce new generations.

In this section, you will learn all the different kinds of life cycles in the living world. A few life cycles we have our life cycle of a butterfly, life cycle of a snake, life cycle of a grasshopper and so on.

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