Like humans, insects go through puberty. The process is known as metamorphosis. Examples include caterpillars turning into butterflies and maggots turning into flies according to Science daily.
But, it has been a long-standing mystery as to what internal mechanisms control how insects go through metamorphosis and why it is irreversible.
Now, a team of scientists, has solved the mystery. They also believe the findings, could be applied to mammals, including humans.