The larvae have soft, white bodies and, with very few exceptions, no legs.
The larvae are stout and soft-skinned, with short legs in correlation with their burrowing habit.
The eggs and larvae of the fire-flies are luminous as well as the perfect beetles.
The Staph y linid larvae are typically campodeiform.
Two very small families of aquatic beetles seem to stand at the base of the series, the Amphizoidae, whose larvae are broad and well armoured with FIG.