planidium


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planidium

[plə′nid·ē·əm]
(invertebrate zoology)
A first-stage legless larva of various insects in the orders Diptera and Hymenoptera.
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Once a host is found, the planidium climbs on to the spider, migrates to the spider's abdomen, and cuts a small hole to enter the spider en route to the booklungs (Schlinger 1987; see Nielsen et al.