larviform


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larviform

(ˈlɑːvɪˌfɔːm)
adj
(Zoology) in the form of a larva
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Because of the specific geographic range and the female's larviform appearance, the species has also been referred to as the "Appalachian glow-worm" (Lloyd 1971; Branham & Wenzel 2003).
This is not surprising given the fact that both the larviform females and the larvae are confined to the forest floor where they prey upon millipedes (as reviewed in Arnett and Thomas, 2001).
However, a higher male ratio and an increase in the percentage of deformed larviform pupae were recorded on the artificial diet.
One interpretation of their presence in domatia is that they are simply parasites of a mutualistic interaction and that domatium "design" cannot exclude tiny larviform or flat mites and still allow access to potential mutualists.