Caption: Mealworms are the larvae of yellow mealworm beetles (Tenebrio molitor), a species of darkling beetle, and can reach lengths of 4 -5 cm, making them some of the largest insect larvae. They are typically used as a food source for reptiles, fish and birds. Larvae hatch from eggs and are the second stage in the lives of insects that undergo complete metamorphosis.

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Keywords: animal, arthropod, biology, close up, coleoptera, contamination, darkling, grain pest, infest, infestation, insect, insecta, invertebrate, larvae, life cycle, macro, macroscopic, mealworm larva, metamorphosis, pest, pests, stored product pest, tenebrio molitor, yellow, zoology

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Mealworm larvae

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