Juvenile hormone

Juvenile hormone is a hormone secreted by glands within the head of insects called the Corpora allata.

Juvenile hormone circulates in the haemolymph and controls the development of an insect. The level of juvenile hormone decreases as the insect ages allowing the insect to progress through successive instars.

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