The definition of a larva is a young animal or insect that will change into something else in adulthood.
(Entomology) The young of an insect with incomplete metamorphosis, differing from the adult primarily in size and structural proportions
An insect in the nonfeeding stage of development between the larva and adult, during which it typically undergoes a complete transformation within a protective cocoon or hardened case. Only certain kinds of insects, such as moths, butterflies, ants, and beetles, develop as larvae and pupae.
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