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There are also sterile female workers that are out catching insects and returning to the nest to feed any larvae that are still there. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The adults die as their new larvae hatch out. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Make sure that ponds are well stocked with fish that will feed off the larvae. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Fish are best avoided in small ponds as they will eat the aquatic larvae and reduce the biodiversity. Times, Sunday Times (2014)When the eggs hatch, the larvae eat and destroy the flower. Times, Sunday Times (2013)In the body the eggs hatch, releasing larvae. The Sun (2010) Eggs or larvae usually arrive with your groceries, having been packaged in warehouses around the globe. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Usually, these are used for their own growth as they evolve from larvae into adult flies. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It feeds on adult bees and larvae, and spreads viruses. Times, Sunday Times (2008)This will not harm the clothes, but will kill any moth eggs or larvae that may be lurking. Times, Sunday Times (2011)After further reading I realised new larvae were hatching. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The larvae then hatch and feast on aphids, eating about 300 each in their lifetime. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Bigger fish, and bigger lobsters, produce more eggs and larvae than smaller specimens. Times, Sunday Times (2008)You showed a White Admiral whose larvae only eat honeysuckle. Times, Sunday Times (2011)In each case, it is the larvae of the insects that cause the damage, not the adults. Times, Sunday Times (2009)As the larvae hatch, they munch through their surroundings, leaving holes similar to those made by clothes moths. Times, Sunday Times (2008)With the larvae feeding inside them, the leaves turn brown and withered, and usually the whole tree is afflicted. Times, Sunday Times (2014)There are also many sterile worker females in the air, killing other insects and taking them back to feed the larvae that are still in the nest. Times, Sunday Times (2014)It likes to dig for insect larvae on short grass, and in Britain is quite often seen on garden lawns. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The museum has had to put the damaged specimens into its freezer, where the temperature of minus 30C killed off the larvae. Times, Sunday Times (2015)
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British English: larva NOUN
A larva is an insect at the stage of its life after it has developed from an egg and before it changes into its adult form.
The eggs quickly hatch into larvae.
Definition of larva from the Collins English Dictionary
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