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Holometabolous is found in
A) Lady bird beetle
B) Bed bug
C) Cockroach
D) Grasshopper

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Hint:Basically, metamorphosis is a process in which the insect undergoes changes as it reaches its adulthood. Butterflies and moths, flies, beetles, and wasps have the characteristic features of holometabolous metamorphosis or complete metamorphosis.

Complete Answer:
 There are two types of metamorphosis in arthropods. They are;
Simple metamorphosis:- Here the immature insects are identical in appearance when compared with its adulthood.
Complete metamorphosis:-
Here the immature insect is different from it's adulthood. Immature insects undergo a series of changes to attain adulthood.
Initially, an immature insect will be in the form of an egg, and then it is converted into a larva, followed by pupa and then finally it attains its adulthood.
There is no resemblance between larva and the adult. They do not compete with each other for existence.
Holometabolous undergoes complete metamorphosis. Examples for holometabolous insects are beetles, sawflies, ants, bees etc.
Lady bird beetles undergo holometabolous metamorphosis.
Bed bugs undergo paurometabolous metamorphosis.
Cockroaches undergo paurometabolous metamorphosis.
Grasshopper undergoes paurometabolous metamorphosis.

Hence the correct answer is option (A) Lady bird beetle.

Note:Since holometabolous metamorphosis has distinct stages while attaining its adulthood, it has a provision to evade a predator at some specialized stage.