dermapteran









dermapteran


adjective

  1. Also der·map·ter·ous. belonging or pertaining to the insect order Dermaptera, comprising the earwigs.

noun

  1. any of numerous brown to black, small to medium-sized nocturnal insects of the order Dermaptera, widely distributed in warm, moist areas, characterized by a slender, elongated, flattened body with pincerlike appendages at the tail end of the abdomen.

noun

  1. any insect of the order Dermaptera, the earwigs

adjective

  1. of, relating to, or belonging to this order

  1. Any of various insects of the order Dermaptera, having an elongated flattened body equipped with a pair of pincerlike appendages at the posterior end. Dermapterans include the earwigs.

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