Any young insect from the time that it hatches from the egg until it becomes a pupa, or chrysalis. During this time it usually molts several times, and may change its form or color each time. The larvæ of many insects are much like the adults in form and habits, but have no trace of wings, the rudimentary wings appearing only in the pupa stage. In other groups of insects the larvæ are totally unlike the parents in structure and habits, and are called caterpillars, grubs, maggots, etc.
The early, immature form of any animal when more or less of a metamorphosis takes place, before the assumption of the mature shape.
(plural: larvae)—the immature, wingless, eating stage of an insect that undergoes complete metamorphosis.
An immature form of an animal that undergoes some metamorphosis.
The free-living, immature form of an animal which changes structurally when it becomes an adult.
The immature form of an insect that follows the egg stage. Larva is the singular form, larvae is plural.
An insect in the stage between egg and pupa.
The first stage of development after hatching for many fish and invertebrates.
larvae (pl) = insect stage following egg; maggot = larva of fly; grub = larva of wasp or beetle
The caterpillar; second stage of a butterfly's life cycle.
Second stage in a moth or butterfly's life-cycle during which all feed and grow, shedding skins about four or five times, until fully developed.
the immature form of insects that develop through the process of complete metamorphosis including egg, several larval stages, pupa, and adult. In mites, the first-stage immature is also called a larva.
newly hatched fish in which the yolk sac is still present ( plural- larvae, adjective- larval).
one of the immature stages in the life cycle of a holometabolous insect.
Sub surface stage of development of an aquatic insect.
The immature stage of an insect which has four distinct metamorphic stages (e.g., cabbage looper: egg, larva [caterpillar], pupa and adult).
the immature stage of an insect that undergoes metamorphosis. Ladybug larvae are wingless.
(plural larvae) -- a developmental stage that hatches from an egg and that typically lives in a different environment, looks entirely different, and eats different food from the adult of the species; oceanic larvae are generally very small, and are planktonic
A juvenile form prior to its morphing to the adult stage
An early stage of an individual insect's development. It will later metamorphose from this stage of life into a more advanced stage. A caterpillar is the larva of a moth or butterfly. A grub is the larva of a beetle. See also pupa.
The growth stage of a bug's life. Larva is a non-swimming stage when the bug sits on the bottom of the water column. It's like fish pop corn. The grab it when they want it. If it bounces off its lips, no biggie. There's plenty more where that came from.
The earliest free-living (e.g., hatched) life stage of an organism that undergoes metamorphosis.
The immature, wingless, and often vermiform (wormlike) feeding form that hatches from the egg of many insects, alters chiefly in size while passing through several molts, and is finally transformed into a pupa or chrysalis from which the adult emerges.
immature feeding stage of moths, butterflies and sawflies
An early stage of life for animals that go through metamporphosis (cycle of change). With most insects, larvae hatch from eggs, then become pupae (cocoons), then become adults. With frogs, larvae (tadpoles) hatch from eggs, then slowly turn into frogs (adults). Other animals, including salamanders, mussels, and ticks have larva stages. [Go to source
immature, wingless stage of insects such as moths, beetles, and flies between the egg and adult stage; also sometimes known as caterpillar or "worm" (plural = larvae).
(pl. Larvæ)—The first condition of an insect at its issuing from the egg, when it is usually in the form of a grub, caterpillar, or maggot. 107
An immature stage in the life cycle of an insect.
immature insect or mite which differs greatly from the adult. In insects, pupation is necessary before becoming adult
early stage in the life cycle of a parasite, usually wingless and worm-like and usually incapable of reproduction.
larvae (La) the second stage in an insect's life, between the egg and pupa.
The immature instars, between the egg and pupal stages, in an insect having a complete metamorphosis (egg, larva, pupa, adult). Larvae feed and grow but cannot fly, nor can they reproduce.
(pl., larvae) a gilled, free-living, post-hatching stage capable of acquiring its own nourishment. The larval stage begins at hatching and ends at metamorphosis, and is therefore lacking in species whose terrestrial eggs metamorphose at hatching.
the newly hatched, immature form of an animal that undergoes metamorphosis, differing markedly in form or appearance from the adult
(plural larvae): the first stage of an insect's life.
the second stage in the life cycle of an insect between egg and pupa. Also known as a grub or caterpillar.
an immature stage of a holometabolous insect that is morphologically distinct from the adult form. The larval stage of development follows the egg stage and precedes the pupal stage.
A discrete stage in many species, beginning with zygote formation and ending with metamorphosis.
juvenile form of an organism, different in shape and appearance from the adult. Larva undergo metamorphosis before becoming adults.
plural = larvae: the immature stages between the egg and the pupa, of an insect with complete metamorphosis. The form of the insect during the larval stage differs radically from the adult.
(singular larva) - The young and immature form of an animal, unlike the adult, that must change to become an adult.
( larvae pl.) - the immature stage between the egg and the pupa of an insect with complete metamorphosis.
(plural, larvae) - middle stage of a developing bee; unsealed brood.
The second life stage of an insect. Such insects have 4 life stages: the egg, larvae, pupal, and adult stages. The larva hatches from the egg and changes to a pupa when it matures.
an immature insect. Butterfly and moth larvae are also called caterpillars.
A stage in the life cycle of an animal between hatching from an egg and becoming an adult. Larvae are mobile and capable of feeding themselves. Caterpillars, maggots and elvers (eel larvae) are all examples of larvae.
the immature free-living form of most invertebrates and amphibians and fish which at hatching from the egg is fundamentally unlike its parent and must metamorphose
an immature stage in the development of some animals
The immature, wingless form that hatches from an egg. Its purpose is to eat and grow.
An immature stage through which some types of insects must pass before developing into adults. Caterpillars are the larvae of moths and butterflies, and grubs are the larvae of beetles. Larvae are typically wormlike in appearance.
the newly hatched, earliest stage of any of various animals that undergo metamorphosis
An immature insect that hatches from an egg and passes through a pupal stage before becoming an adult, such as a caterpillar or maggot.
The immature, often worm-like stage, between egg and pupa of an insect with complete metamorphosis.
A preadult immature stage in the life cycle of certain eukaryotic organisms; also, a tiny worm in th
The second stage of a butterfly's life cycle; the caterpillar.
the immature form of an animal. Often, in the ocean, larvae are planktonic.
the juvenile form of many amphibians that changes stucturally when it becomes an adult
the immature stage in the life of an animal
(larvae) the immature stage of most insects. Usually grub-like in appearance.
immature stage of most amphibians, typically aquatic and with gills that may be internal or external; includes tadpole stage of frogs
an individual that emerges from the egg and differs markedly from the adult form. Immature form of an insect that undergoes complete metamorphosis; a caterpillar.
(plural: larvae): Caterpillar stage; in Lepidoptera, the feeding stage between the egg and the pupa.
One of the phases in the life cycle of some insects, such as wasps and flies. A young insect which hatches from the egg in an early stage of development and differs fundamentally from the adult; e.g., a maggot is the larval form of a fly. Many insect larvae are very different n appearance from the adults. Insect larvae do not have wings. Insect larvae feed, and grow, and molt several times.
The immature, often wormlike, life stage that emerges from the eggs of certain insects.
The wingless, often worm-like form of a newly hatched insect before undergoing metamorphosis.
(plural: larvae or larvas) - the newly hatched, often worm-like, immature form of various animals that differs markedly in form and appearance from the adult.
caterpillar; immature feeding stage of butterflies and moths and other insects with complete metamorphosis.
n. A free-living, immature stage in the life cycle of many animals, often very different in appearance from the adult and usually incapable of reproduction.
The newly hatched, earliest stage of growth, which is markedly different in size and form from the adult stage.
An insect at the stage before it becomes an adult. Larvae look like short, fat worms.
Early life stage of some animals; this stage often looks very different than the adult
an early stage in the life of a creature
The 'Caterpillar' or second life stage of many insects, after the egg, and before the pupa (plural: larvae).
The immature instars, between the egg and pupal stages, of an insect having a complete metamorphosis (egg, larva, pupa, adult). Larvæ feed and grow but can neither fly, nor reproduce. Common larvæ include caterpillar, maggot, and grub.
The primary form of insects with complete metamorphosis, such as caddis flies and midges.
(pl. Larvae) The immature stage, between egg and pupa, of various organisms that later undergo metamorphosis in order to reach adulthood. Coral polyps after being produced by means of sexual reproduction pass through a larval stage in which they are small and drift in the ocean before becoming adults.
The immature form of insects which emerges from the egg stage (in those insects which undergo complete metamorphosis). Also the immature form of mites which emerges from the egg stage. Larvae have numerous vernacular names, e.g., maggots (muscoid flies), grubs (beetles), caterpillars (butterflies and moths), and wrigglers (mosquitoes).
An early stage of growth which differs markedly from the adult.
the immature feeding stage of an insect that undergoes a complete metamorphosis from egg to larva to chrysalis (or pupa) to adult.
The early form or first stage of an insect during its development to adulthood.
the juvenile stage of many insects. For butterflies and moths, the larval stage is the caterpillar. Larvae later turn into adult insects, after passing through the pupal stage.
A caterpillar; the second stage in the lepidopteran life cycle. The larva is a worm-shaped organism specialized for spectacular growth by means of nearly constant eating. The larva lacks two abilities that the adult will eventually have: flight and reproduction.
(pl. larvae), in reference to insects with complete metamorphosis, the immature form occurring between the egg and pupal stages; in reference to mites and ticks, the six-legged first instar
A stage in the development of many insects and other organisms including sea urchins and sponges. In sponges, sexual reproduction results in the production of motile ciliated larvae.
The immature forms of C. elegans. After hatching, C. ele gans undergo a series of larval stage, called L1 â€“ L4, before becoming adults.
a young animal, usually of a species that develops by complete metamorphosis
A free-swimming and sometimes feeding stage in the early development of certain animals. Oysters have several larval stages including: trochophore, veliger, and pediveliger. Oyster larvae (plural form of larva) are planktonic.
The grub-like stage of an aquatic insect after being hatched from an egg.
A young insect that quits the egg in an early stage of development and differs fundamentally in form from the adult. The immature form of animals that undergo metamorphosis; other related terms are nymph, caterpillar, slug, maggot, and grub.
The caterpillar stage of a butterfly's life; the young stage of an insect
the immature, aquatic, growing stage of the caddis and some other insects. Many species of caddis larva build a protective covering of fine gravel or debris to protect them in this stage. The larva is a bottom dwelling non-swimming stage of the insect.
(noun, plural: larvae) - the worm-like second stage of the butterfly life cycle, also called a caterpillar.
an immature, wingless, feeding stage insect that will soon go through a metamorphosis (complete change)
This is the stage after the egg and before the pupa. On average, a larva lives varying lengths of time, and is more or less an "eating machine". In addition to having the characteristics of an insect (six true legs and three body segments), some larvae also have many pairs of pseudo-legs which are used to attach themselves to the host plant they are feeding on.
The grub-like, immature form of the bee, after it has developed from the egg and before it has gone into the pupa stage.
(plural: larvae [ lar-vee]): the immature stage of insects with complete metamorphosis, it has a completely different form than the adult (examples: maggot/fly, caterpillar/butterfly).
an early developmental stage of the pearl oyster life cycle lasting 2-3 weeks when the pearl oyster is a microscopic and free-swimming organism.
refers to the subsurface stage of development of an aquatic insect.
immature stage of Odonata, larva, nymph, naiad are often used interchangeably to describe the intermediate stage of the dragonflies life (between eggs and adult)
immature form of an insect that undergoes complete metamorphosis; a caterpillar, maggot, or grub.
Immature insect stage between the egg and pupa.
(pl. larvae) - A young insect differing fundamentally in form from the adult (compare to nymph).
(lar - vuh) The newly-hatched, earliest stage of horseshoe crabs (and other animals that undergo one or more molts before becoming adults). Larva usually do not resemble the adult form.
(pl. larvae) immature stage of Odonata
in insects, an immature form, not resembling the adult; pl. larvae
the immature form an animal may take between fertilisation and metamorphosis
Worm-like stage of butterfly development.
The second stage of a Butterflies life.
Immature stage of insects. Often appear worm-like. See Black Vine Weevils and Caterpillars.
in insect terminology, the wingless, early stage of an insect before it changes · leaves - the principal lateral appendage of the stem of the plant, which functions in photosynthesis and transpiration
A mobile wingless grub that is the second stage in the life cycle of an insect.
Feeding and development stage of some insects, like a caterpillar of a butterfly
The immature, wingless form of many insects that hatches from the egg. The larva then transforms into a pupa, and then metamorphoses into the adult form.
(plural larvae) Name given to an young insect when it is markedly different from the adult. The larvae must pass through a pupal stage before becoming adults.
Maggot. Juvenile stage of fly development.
(plural, larvae) - the second stage of bee metamorphosis; a white, legless, grublike insect.
the immature form of an insect with complete metamorphosis where the individual must completely change before assuming the adult characteristics.
stage which hatches from an egg in life cycle of insect species with 4 stages in their life cycles; it advances to the pupa stage
(plural larvae) - An immature form of an insect that undergoes complete metamorphosis, such as a caterpillar, grub, or maggot.
Among invertebrates, an immature stage in the life cycle which usually is much smaller than, and morphologically different from, the adult. In insects with metamorphosis, the larva must become a pupa before reaching adulthood.
The immature stage in metamorphosis between the egg and pupa (plural: larvae). Butterfly larvae are referred to as caterpillars.
immature stage of any insect which practices complete metamorphosis. Can also be used to describe immature first-stage mites.
(pl., larvae): the first developmental stage in tick development. The larvae have three pairs of legs. In a tick embryo the rudiments of all four pairs of legs are present. However, the fourth pair of legs reside as masses of latent cells beneath the cuticle of a larva. During the quiescent molting period that precedes the nymphal stage, the development of the fourth pair of legs takes place. Entomologists generally restrict the usage of larva to developmental stage of insects with complex of complex metamorphosis; the term nymph is used for the developmental stage of insects with gradual metamorphosis. The acarological usage is at variance with the entomological usage.
Juvenile form of many insects and other organisms that become different in form when changed into adults
The second stage of development between egg and pupae of insects that undergo complete metamorphosis.
Developmental stage between hatching (or birth) and attainment of full external meristic complements (fins and scales) and loss of temporary specializations for pelagic life; yolkâ€‘sac through postflexion stage inclusive.
(plural, larvae): the immature stage of an organism that usually looks different from the adult form of the organism.
(pl. larvae) The larva of butterflies and moths is called the caterpillar. Larvae eat almost constantly and molt many times as they grow.
(plural: larvae) [L.: ghost, early stage] • An immature stage of any invertebrate animal that differs dramatically in appearance from the adult.
the young of some animals, they may differ from the adult forms in many respects including body shape, diet, and habitat. Examples are tadpoles, which are the larvae of frogs, and caterpillars, which are the larvae of butterflies. a free-living, sexually immature form in some animal life cycles. Larvae may differ from adult forms in many respects, including morphology, diet, and habitat.
An independent embryo stage some animals go through before assuming the characteristics of the adult of the species.
(adj larval) (pl: larvae)- the youngest life history stage, usually with obvious structural and shape differences from the adult.
This was the code-name assigned to one of Killer Moth's two underlings. ( See also, Pupa).
A larva (Latin; plural larvae) is a juvenile form of animal with indirect development, undergoing metamorphosis (for example, insects or amphibians).
Larva is a 2005 TV movie about a species of fluke-like parasites that have been mutated after ingesting enhanced cow feed. They infected animals (including humans) from the inside and grew at an enormous rate, bursting out of their hosts when they became adults (similar to the chestburster from the Alien movies). They go on a rampage, eating anything in their way until they were all killed in a massive explosion.