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noun as in caterpillar

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noun as in maggot

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The larvae are also protected by the bark of the tree, meaning that it might need to be even colder to knock them out.

Meanwhile, skinks — which made up 28 percent of the host animals captured — had 92 percent of the larvae and 98 percent of the nymphs.

This is very uncommon for flies, where the adults and larvae often live in very different environments and feed on very different food.

All larvae have mouthparts, though some can be very simple in structure, and are adapted for chewing or sucking at foods that range from plants to flesh.

If so, any impacts might have had to wait until those larvae grew into adults.

When summer comes, adult beetles attack and larva feed in the cambium layer, girdling the trees and sealing their doom.

The entire larva is black and the segments of the body possess numerous tubercles bearing setae.

As soon as it hatches the larva attacks the cricket in the belly at the chosen spot where the egg has been layed.

The larva of the hemerolicus feeds also on the aphides, and deposits its eggs on the leaves of such plants as are beset with them.

What a shelter for the larva of this Pompilus: the warm retreat and downy hammock of the Segestria!

No doubt the food for her family, the larva of which I possess the empty skin, now an unrecognizable shred.


On this page you'll find 9 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to larva, such as: butterfly, canker, moth, and woolly bear.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.