Once the snout contacted an ant larva or pupa, the snake would slide the ventral surface of its snout over the top of the prey until the prey item was positioned at or near the front of the mouth.
Once the snake's head contacted an ant larva or pupa, the snake maneuvered its head so that its mouth was positioned directly over the prey.
But the human fish appears not to complete the metamorphosis; it reaches sexual maturity as a larva .
The life cycle of a butterfly includes four stages: egg, caterpillar or larva , pupa, and adult.
Later, the tadpole larva will undergo metamorphosis to give rise to the adult frog; the tail regresses and the limbs form.
Once enshrouded in silk, the larva enters a new stage, that of the pupa.
There, the larva develops into a pupa, more closely resembling an adult phorid.
The free-swimming larva settles and undergoes metamorphosis into a juvenile sponge.
A larva is an immature animal that doesn't look like the adult and differs markedly from the adult.
If not, the larva becomes a pupa only once it has been fully provisioned, and its actual development duration then exceeds the minimum duration.