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lor vuh

  • n  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

  • It's moth larvae versus seahorse in this battle of the aphrodisiacs By DAFFYD RODERICK Hong Kong I don't suffer from erectile dysfunction.
  • Ill-fed larvae become the small workers; well-fed larvae become soldiers; overfed larvae become queens.
  • Some killed two of the fish and one larva.
News & Articles


  • Kevin Smith in King of Prussia Courier
    We know from last year that West Nile-infected mosquitoes are pretty much spread throughout the county and getting them in the larva stage is the best preventive measure,said Smith.
  • Chris Packham in BBC News
    Mr Packham said: "Most of the dragonflies' life cycle is spent underwater, first as an egg and then as a larva. The larval stage can last two years or more, whilst flying adults mostly only survive a couple of weeks."
  • HL Mencken in Christian Science Monitor
    I was born in the larva of the comfortable and complacent bourgeoisie,Mencken wrote of his pillowed life, "encapsulated in affection, and kept fat, saucy and contented. Thus I got through my nonage without acquiring an inferiority...

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