Plural of Larva
The Quick AnswerThe plural of larva is larvae.
The Plural of LarvaThe plural of larva is larvae.
- Larvae are constantly feeding since maturation requires a huge amount of energy and food.
- Moisture is essential for the survival of flea larvae.
The table below shows the standard rules for forming the plurals of nouns in English.
|Type||Example of Type||Forming the Plural||Plural|
|Most Nouns|| kitten
|add s|| kittens
|Noun Ending s, sh, ch, x or z|| box
|add es|| boxes
|Nouns ending [consonant] o|| hero
|add either s or es
(There are no rules for this - you have to know.)
|Nouns ending [vowel] o|| patio
|add s|| patios
|Nouns ending [consonant] y|| story
|change the y to an i and add es|| stories
|Nouns ending [vowel] y|| donkey
|add s|| donkey
|Nouns ending f or fe|| dwarf
|ves and/or s
(There are no rules - you have to know.)
hooves or hoofs
|some nouns undergo a vowel or letters change|| men
|More exceptions|| salmon
|some nouns do not change at all|| salmon
|Foreign rulings|| larva
|some nouns adopt foreign rulings|| larvae