larvi-, larv- +

(Latin: insect in its grub stage; from Latin larva, "mask" and by extension, "ghost", the idea being that an insect in its grub stage is merely a ghost of its future self and bears no resemblance to its future form)

larva (s), larvae (pl)
Usually a motile feeding and developing stage in the life cycle of certain insects which follows the egg stage and precedes the pupa.

Larvae of some kinds of insects are known as caterpillars, maggots, grubs, and worms.

Pertaining to or resembling larvae.
larvate, larvaceous
Masked, concealed, or hidden.

Used in describing a symptom, disease, or condition with atypical features.

larvicide, larvicidal
A preparation adapted to kill larvae.
larvicole (verb), larvicoles; larvicoled; larvicoling: larvae
Living in the body of larvae or on them.

A larva (singular form), is the stage of development between hatching and the attainment of adult form or maturity of insects.

1. Larvae-bearing; denoting passage of larvae, rather than eggs, from the body of the female, as in certain nematodes and insects.
2. Depositing living larvae, instead of eggs; a reference to certain insects.
A reference to insects that produce eggs that are hatched internally with the release of free-living larvae.
larviphagic, larviphagy
Feeding on, or eating, larvae.
Feeding on, or eating, larvae.