Development of the firebug, Pyrrhocoris apterus, serves as a paradigm for insect metamorphosis and its hormonal and genetic regulation. The illustration accompanies a current review article by Jindra and colleagues in the prestigious series of the Annual Reviews of Entomology.
The Juvenile Hormone Signaling Pathway in Insect Development. Jindra M, Palli SR, Riddiford LM. Annu Rev Entomol. 2012 Sep 17. [Epub ahead of print]