noun, plural lar·vae [lahr-vee] /ˈlɑr vi/.
Origin of larva
Can be confusedlarva lava
Examples from the Web for larvae
Jellyfish eat the eggs and larvae of other species higher on the food chain, as well as the plankton that those larvae would eat.Beware at the Beach, the Jellyfish Rule the Seas and It’s Our Fault|Lisa-ann Gershwin|June 20, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The sago palm weevil, a type of beetle, is eaten, roasted or raw, as a larvae in Southeast Asia.Cicadas, Grasshoppers, Locusts, Ants Among the Tastiest Insects|Nina Strochlic|May 14, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The larvae produce parasitic worms that can enter the human body and take up residence for as long as 14 years.Necrotizing Fasciitis, Blinding Larvae & More Scary Diseases|Casey Schwartz|May 18, 2012|DAILY BEAST
I collect all that the luchet has turned up: larvae, nymphs and adult Beetles.More Hunting Wasps|J. Henri Fabre
Ask not with him in the poet, Larvae hunc intemperiae insaniaeque agitant senem?The Anatomy of Melancholy|Democritus Junior
The species of Platygaster pass their larval stages within the larvae of gall-midges.The Life-Story of Insects|Geo. H. Carpenter
My own observations on the larvae were restricted to a few Caribou specimens in June and in the autumn.The Barren Ground Caribou of Keewatin|Francis Harper
The larvae or caterpillars of this regal moth are fully as interesting and beautiful as the adult insect.