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Larval Animal Life Cycles

After answering scores of questions from readers, one thing has become clear: people often mistake various types of larvae for worms. In fact, we probably write more about larvae than we do about worms, which is not entirely surprising, considering that the larvae of many types of creatures (beetles, flies, butterflies, moths, etc.) are very common. Because there is evidently such great interest in the larval form of certain types of animals, we figured we should write an article about larval animals and their life cycles, with a particular focus on the creatures whose larval forms are most commonly mistaken as worms.