The larvae produce parasitic worms that can enter the human body and take up residence for as long as 14 years.
The sago palm weevil, a type of beetle, is eaten, roasted or raw, as a larvae in Southeast Asia.
Jellyfish eat the eggs and larvae of other species higher on the food chain, as well as the plankton that those larvae would eat.
Pelotons: the balls of fine tracheae in larvae, developed to supply the adult organism.
Corpus adiposum: the mass of fat tissue often found in larvae.
Year after next, they'd be breeding size, and would produce about three hundred million larvae.
Homomorpha: insects in which the larvae resemble the adults.
Well, I see nothing else to explain the action of the Volucella's grubs when they dip into the cells without wounding the larvae.
Scutes: the chitinous shields or plates on the segments of larvae.
I must reject the larvae which are fed on one fat joint, such as those of the Scolia.
1650s, "a ghost, specter," from Latin larva (plural larvae), earlier larua "ghost," also "mask;" applied in biological sense 1768 by Linnaeus because immature forms of insects "mask" the adult forms. On the double sense of the Latin word, Carlo Ginzburg, among other students of mythology and folklore, has commented on "the well-nigh universal association between masks and the spirits of the dead."
larva lar·va (lär'və)
n. pl. lar·vas or lar·vae (-vē)
The newly hatched, wingless, often wormlike form of many insects before metamorphosis.
The newly hatched, earliest stage of any of various animals that undergo metamorphosis, differing markedly in form and appearance from the adult.
Plural larvae (lär'vē) or larvas