Embioptera

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Embioptera

an order of hemimetabolous insects (see EXOPTERYGOTA). The males have four wings and the females are wingless. They are social animals, living in silk tunnels below bark or stones.
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The detritivorous Embiidina have a nearly straight gut with a single bend after the ileum, an undifferentiated midgut, and a proventriculus larger than the crop covered internally with sclerotized spines (Bartel 1947, Lacombe 1971).