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Some insect babies are able to produce babies of their own, prematurely. However, these early pregnancies can be harmful and many times result in the creature's death by being eaten alive. Gall midges are able to reproduce as larvae. The larvae of gall midges do develop normally from the larvae stage to adult stage like other insects, but they are able to lay eggs before adulthood or adolescence. Female larva are able to produce eggs without male fertilization. The babies grow inside the baby midge, eventually feeding on her tissues and eating her from the inside out. Source:Wangberg, James K,2001, Six Legged Sex.

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