The active immature form of an insect, especially one that differs greatly from the adult and forms the stage between egg and pupa, e.g., a caterpillar or grub
An animal, especially a fish, during the post-larval period of its development.
The transparent, aquatic larva of the dipteran fly Chaoborus crystallinus (family Chaoboridae).
Designating the aquatic larva of the drone fly (Eristalis tenax), which has a tail-like telescopic breathing tube that enables it to breathe air while submerged. Usually in rat-tailed maggot, rat-tailed larva.