The 16th edition of the New York Pest Expo is appropriately titled Transitions. It wouldn’t be complete without hearing Lou Sorkin share his knowledge on the marvels of holometabola, one type of metamorphosis exhibited by insects

Complete metamorphosis in insects is all about dramatic transformations in appearance. This year, Lou Sorkin, a New York Pest Expo veteran, will speak on the marvels of holometabola, one type of metamorphosis exhibited by insects. The other two types of metamorphosis include hemimetabola and ametabola.

Lou Sorkin, BCE

Lou Sorkin, BCE

In holometabolous insects, there are four developmental stages in the life cycle: egg, larva, pupa, and adult. But in some cases, there are hyper-metamorphic insects.

After learning all about these insects and their metamorphosis cycles, Sorkin promises to have live insects to look at the presentation and maybe even some insects to taste!

Lou Sorkin, BCE, has provided entomological expertise to homeowners, businesses, associations, and institutions since 1978. He works extensively with pest management companies to implement integrated pest management programs for their clients.

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