Hope College Leaf Litter Arthropod Key


Here are examples of the larval stages of various arthropods
Well-developed head capsule; 3 pairs of thoracic, true (jointed) legs only: mostly Order Coleoptera Well-developed head capsule; one or more pairs of abdominal "prolegs" in addition to thoracic true legs: mostly Order Lepidoptera
 No legs whatsoever: usually Order Diptera One or two pairs of legs per segment:
NOT A LARVA!
 
Many segmented, but without legs:
NOT A LARVA!