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Submitted by dthaley on Fri, 09/08/2017 - 15:28

      

This larvae is 24 mm in length, it contains twelve body segments including the head. The first three pairs of legs have some type of grasping system at the end of the leg used for grasping and forward movement. The next four pairs of legs have cups or suction type parts. These four sets of legs do not release during forward movement until the front three sets of legs can maintain the body weight of the insect, these four legs appear to aid in climbing vertically more than in forward movement. The movement resembles the movement of an energy wave through a medium, starting from the hindquarters moving in the direction of motion up through the insect towards the head.

 

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I really like your observations -- they really give nice insight as to how the larva moves. However, I think using a thesis/topic statement in the first sentence or two of your paragraph to introduce what you'll be talking about would go quite a long way towards making it even better. 

Maybe you can put more words on its appearance like colour.

Maybe try to have a more informative leading sentence, and kind of give an introduction instead of stating out observations right off the bat.