Dictyoptera(redirected from dictyopterans)
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Dictyopteraan order of insects that includes cockroaches and mantises. They possess tough, narrow forewings and broad, membranous hind wings, though some do not fly; they have long antennae and biting mouthparts.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005