About 75% of all insect species go through the four stages of complete
metamorphosis - egg,
the active immature form of an insect, especially one tha... Meaning, pronunciation, example sentences, and more from Oxford Dictionaries.
Eggs hatch within 24 hours, and house fly
In some animals, especially insects,
1 : the immature, wingless, and often wormlike feeding form that hatches from the egg of many insects, alters chiefly in size while passing through several molts, ...
n. pl. lar·vae (-vē) or lar·vas. 1. a. The newly hatched, wingless, often wormlike form of many insects, developing into a pupa in species that undergo complete ...
Etymology. From Latin