eruciform


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eruciform

[ə′rüs·ə‚fȯrm]
(invertebrate zoology)
In certain insect larvae, having a soft cylindrical body with a well-defined head and usually short thoracic legs.
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The first mecopteroids (Insecta, Papilionida = Mecopteroidea) and the origin of scorpionflies (Panorpida = Mecoptera), with description of a legless eruciform larva from the Lower Permian of Tshekarda.