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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Examples of dermal gland production are found in Embioptera of all stages and ages in which the glands are situated in the prothoracic tarsomeres.
"Contribucion al conocimiento de la sistematica de Embioptera (Insecta) neotropicales)".
One species of order Dermaptera (Chelisoches morio) and one species (Oligotoma minuscule) of order Embioptera were observed in January, February, March, April and May.
(26) Brian's attention was largely confined to the Diptera, although he also collected Hemiptera, Embioptera, Strepsiptera, Ephemeroptera, Trichoptera and Psocoptera, most specimens of which were pinned into boxes in the field.
Order N individuals N species Coleoptera 319 (275) 112 (92) Hemiptera 160(129) 49 (41) Lepidoptera 154 (101) 31 (28) Hymenoptera 101 (78) 31 (24) Diptera 89 (71) 30 (21) Orthoptera 65 (65) 27 (20) Dictyoptera 54 (53) 21 (17) Trichoptera 45 (39) 18 (17) Ephemeroptera 43 (25) 14 (14) Neuroptera 38 (18) 14 (6) Dermaptera 20 (17) 5 (5) Megaloptera 9 (8) 5 (5) Embioptera 7 (3) 2 (1) Values in parentheses show sample sizes after discarding specimens with ratio X < 2.0.