noun, plural lar·vae [lahr-vee]. /ˈlɑr vi/.
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Origin of larva
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH larvalarva , lava
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You might think of ant larvae as just a stage in the development of an ant.
But nevertheless, parents should be inspecting the nostrils of their young ones, searching for sugar residue and burrowing larvae.Parents Panic Over Old Fake Smarties Snorting Craze|Lizzie Crocker|January 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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
The larvae of moths is a favorite fish food, and consequently successful bait.
No eggs are deposited until the foliage is well along usually, as this is the food of the larvae.
The larvae moult three times, and after each moulting appear yellow, soon changing to a black.
If I could at least identify the Scarabaeidae whose larvae form the prey of the two Scoliae, the problem would be half solved.
In the same heap of mould is a swarming colony of Scarabaeidae in the form of larvae, nymphs and adult insects.