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larvaa young insect which quits the egg in an early stage of morphological development and differs fundamentally in form from the adult; in a strict zoological sense, the immature form of animals which undergo complete metamorphosis.
larvaea young insect which quits the egg in an early stage of morphological development and differs fundamentally in form from the adult; in a strict zoological sense, the immature form of animals which undergo complete metamorphosis.
larvala young insect which quits the egg in an early stage of morphological development and differs fundamentally in form from the adult; in a strict zoological sense, the immature form of animals which undergo complete metamorphosis.
leafleta foliar element of a compound leaf.
leafminerrefers to the feeding style of certain flies, caterpillars that feed between the upper and lower surfaces of leaves resulting in blotching or snake-like passages.
ligule(1) a strap-shaped organ; (2) (in grasses) a minute projection from the top of the leaf sheath; (3) the strap-shaped corolla in the ray flowers of Composites.
lobesa projecting part or segment of an organ as in a lobed ovary or stigma; usually a division of a lf., calyx, or petals cut to about the middle (I.e. midway between margin and midrib.
loopera geometrid or other caterpillar in which some or all the middle abdominal legs are wanting and which moves by bringing tail to thorax and forming a loop of the intervening segments.