larval : Definition, Usages, News and More
- s immature of its kind; especially being or characteristic of immature insects in the newly hatched wormlike feeding stage
the larval stage
- a relating to or typical of a larva
the larval eye
- Did he realize back then in his dorm that he was witnessing merely the larval stage of his creation? For what began with college students has found its fullest, richest expression .
- In their larval stage, the voracious little insects can destroy a whole stand of valuable fir trees.
- In the larval period (which lasts through the winter) and in spring when the pupa has emerged from the cocoon, no urinary wastes are excreted.
News & Articles
- 'Tailing' spiny lobster larvae to protect them
In a new study of spiny lobsters scientists studied the larval dispersal of this species in the Caribbean. The goal of the study was to describe the sources, sinks, and routes connecting the Caribbean spiny lobster metapopulation. The results led the team to propose marine resource management strategies that incorporate larval connectivity and "larval lobster credits" to sustain and rebuild ...
June 13, 2013 - Science Daily
- Trina in Deseret News
For example, the levee removal project looked at breaching old man-made levees around key flood plain locations to try and provide larval razorback sucker with important rearing pondlike habitat,said Trina Hedrick, native aquatics project...
- 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."
- Martin Amis in Wall Street Journal (blog)
It's a gray area,Amis said. "If I'd written five novels about little girls and was halfway through my sixth and I hadn't finished it by any means -- I mean, it was larval -- I can see a case for not wanting it to appear."