having the physical characteristics of a caterpillar.
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How to use eruciform in a sentence
Pre-eruciform: before the caterpillar stage: specifically applied to the early larvae of some Proctytrypidae.Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology | John. B. Smith
For reasons which we will not pause here to discuss, we have always regarded the eruciform type of larva as the highest.Our Common Insects | Alpheus Spring Packard
Most significant is the precedence of the eruciform by the campodeiform type.
Larva campodeiform, usually feeding by suction (exceptionally hypermetamorphic with subsequent eruciform instars).
Larvae eruciform, with rarely more than five pairs of abdominal prolegs.