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The larval form of a Lepidopteran. They are voracious phytophagous feeders and considered a pest.
The larva of an insect, eg, maggot, caterpillar.
The mature stage of certain caterpillars.
The word used for the larvae of many species of moth. Usually green, brown or yellow soft-bodied caterpillars, often with stripes running their length, cutworms are voracious feeders of leaf, bud and stem and can destroy entire plants.
Refers to the post-embryonic stage in the development of an insect, before its metamorphosis into an adult. Examples are a caterpillar, grub or maggot. The larval stage is generally the most destructive period in the insect life cycle.