Larva vs Woodworm - What's the difference?

larva | woodworm |


As nouns the difference between larva and woodworm

is that larva is an early stage of growth for some insects and amphibians, in which after hatching from their egg, insects are wingless and resemble a caterpillar or grub, and amphibians lack limbs and resemble fish while woodworm is any of many beetle larvae that bore into wood.

larva

English

(wikipedia larva)

Noun

  • An early stage of growth for some insects and amphibians, in which after hatching from their egg, insects are wingless and resemble a caterpillar or grub, and amphibians lack limbs and resemble fish.
  • An animal in the aforementioned stage.
  • A form of a recently born or hatched animal that is quite different from its adult stage.
  • Usage notes

    Although the plural (larvas) is somewhat common, it is regarded by some as incorrect.

    woodworm

    English

    (wikipedia woodworm) (Anobium punctatum)

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • Any of many beetle larvae that bore into wood.
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  • Synonyms

    * (any wood-boring beetle larvae) deathwatch beetle * (furniture beetle)

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