eruciform larva
The larval instar of certain Hymenoptera and Lepidoptera, caterpillar-like larva with a well-developed head capsule, true legs and often abdominal prolegs.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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  • eruciform — səˌfȯrm adjective Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary eruci + form of an insect larva : having a soft cylindrical body with a distinct head and usually having short thoracic legs : like a caterpillar in form …   Useful english dictionary

  • polypod larva — (ARTHROPODA: Insecta) 1. An insect larval stage found in Lepidoptera and some Hymenoptera with thoracic appendages and caterpillar like abdominal locomotory processes (prolegs); polypodeiform; eruciform larva; see protopod larva; campodeiform… …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • caterpillar — n. [LL. cattus, cat; pilosus, hairy] (ARTHROPODA: Insecta) An eruciform larva; the wormlike larva of a butterfly, moth, sawfly or scorpionfly …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

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