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What is the Meaning of Larva | Definition and What is Larva

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A larva is some animal in a State of development, which has already left its egg and can feed itself, but having not yet developed the form and the organization that characterizes adult of her species.
We can say, therefore, that larvae are juvenile stages of the indirect development species. It is possible to distinguish the larvae to adults due to their physiology and anatomy. In some cases, the larvae are identified with a different name from that of adult specimens, as tadpoles (larvae of frogs and toads) or caterpillars (larvae of butterflies).
The larvae can live in a quite different environment occupied by the adult animal habitat. The mosquito larvae are aquatic and have gills while adult mosquitoes live in an air system and feature a trachea.
The process of transformation of the larva to the adult is metamorphosis. It is a complex process that requires internal and external reorganization. Often, the larva digests its own tissues and form new bodies, activities during a phase of resting in a shelter. Take for example the case of worm silk, which develops the metamorphosis in strands of silk it produces itself.
As in all animals, the main difference between the young specimen (larva) and the adult specimen is the development of the gonads (reproductive organs that produce gametes).
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