noun, plural lar·vae [lahr-vee] /ˈlɑr vi/.
Origin of larva
Can be confusedlarva lava
Examples from the Web for larva
When summer comes, adult beetles attack and larva feed in the cambium layer, girdling the trees and sealing their doom.
The larva of the dragon fly exhibits, in a very striking manner, the mode of respiration in aquatic insects.The Book of the Aquarium and Water Cabinet|Shirley Hibberd
A peculiar little creature, known as Tornaria, was once considered to be the larva of a starfish.A Guide to the Study of Fishes, Volume 1 (of 2)|David Starr Jordan
In Tibicen septemdecim the life of the larva extends over from thirteen to seventeen years.
The truth is, this sand bag is a house, and its occupant is a larva.The Insect Folk|Margaret Warner Morley
The typical Cyclostomatous larva, for the first full description of which we are indebted to Barrois (No. 298).The Works of Francis Maitland Balfour, Volume II (of 4)|Francis Maitland Balfour