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About larvae

Stag beetle larva, Lucanus cervus

The larvae of insects include leather jackets, maggots, grubs and nymphs.

The larval stages of invertebrates vary greatly in form although they are always wingless and tend to be soft bodied and pale or cream in colour. Legs may be absent, reduced or well formed.

The length of their life cycle depends on the group of insects they belong to and also on temperature and the quality of available food. Prolific species including some flies can complete a life cycle in just under two weeks. However, some caterpillars and beetles that feed on dead wood can take five years or more to complete a full cycle.

Number of UK species: about 27,000

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Bug baby on my hazel 2 weeks ago by Hoops Hoops
Re: What is this white/translucent with brown back, larva/worm creature I found on my lettuce? 1 month ago by jaguarondi jaguarondi
Correction 1 month ago by Les Gradwell Les Gradwell
Hymenoptera ID please 1 month ago by Les Gradwell Les Gradwell
ID please 2 months ago by Les Gradwell Les Gradwell
Re: bug 2 months ago by triops triops
unidentifed larva 2 months ago by colle020601 colle020601
unidentified larva 2 months ago by colle020601 colle020601
Re: Larva identification please 2 months ago by geff.2007 geff.2007
Re: Berkshire moth 3 months ago by MikeHardman MikeHardman
Can anyone identify this grub? 3 months ago by DW22 DW22
is this a beetle larva? 4 months ago by PaulR PaulR
Re: I.D for a Tiny Larvae 4 months ago by Atomix Atomix
Re: Larvae for ID 5 months ago by Hairstreak Hairstreak
Re: Strange Mass and Larvae 5 months ago by Rowan Rowan
Strange Mass and Larvae 5 months ago by Rowan Rowan
Re: Bug larvae in slime on holly leaf, picture taken early november south northumberland, any ideas? 6 months ago by MikeHardman MikeHardman
Re: ID Request: Mass of small larve found in lawn 9 months ago by jaguarondi jaguarondi
Moth Larvae? 9 months ago by Snakeydan Snakeydan
Re: Larva id request 9 months ago by peterb peterb
Re: Can someone please help in identifying this bug?? 10 months ago by adamw969 adamw969
Re: Larva for ID 11 months ago by Hairstreak Hairstreak
Re: Pupa ID please 11 months ago by CambridgePPF Nature CambridgePPF Nature
Re: Bug ID please 12 months ago by Les Gradwell Les Gradwell
Pupa case identification 1 year ago by Freaky_Beaky Freaky_Beaky
Re: Can anyone identify these cocoons?eggs? 1 year ago by flecc flecc
Can anyone help identify these cocoons? Eggs? 1 year ago by Vfairs Vfairs
Re: Can someone please help me identify 1 year ago by taragrimes taragrimes
Re: ID? 1 year ago by Pralinsky Pralinsky
Re: Can you identify this larva (?) please? 1 year ago by Kevin Kevin

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