What is larvae?

Some articles on larvae:

Scathophaga Stercoraria - Life Cycle
... The eggs that the female lays on the dung pat will hatch into larvae after 1–2 days, depending on temperature ... The larvae quickly burrow into the dung for protection and feed on it ... At 20°C, larvae undergo three molts over five days, during which they grow exponentially ...
Lucilia Silvarum - Life Cycle
... Upon hatching, the larvae will begin the three stages of larvae development consistent with this family ... Following the third stage of larval development, the larvae become uneasy and begin to roam away from their original resting place ... It is during this stage that the larvae are now deemed a prepupae ...
Lucilia Cuprina - Stages of Life
... Flies have four stages of growth egg, larvae, pupa, and adult ... The eggs then hatch into larvae which begin to feed and grow ... After about five days, larvae enter the pupal stage ...
Sarcophaga Bullata - Feeding Habits
... fertilized eggs internally until they develop into first-instar larvae, which are then deposited directly onto carrion ... As sarcophagid larvae are larger than those of most other colonizing flies, they often present significant larval competition for other species ... Though sarcophagid larvae have been attributed to causing myiasis, a condition in which maggots feed on the tissue of a living human or animal, they are most commonly discovered feeding on ...
Leptophlebiidae - Larvae
... Leptophlebiid larvae live in freshwater streams and lakes eating detritus and/or algae ... North American species generally cling to rocks, few physiologically equipped for skilled swimming ...