dermapteran


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der·map·ter·an

 (dər-măp′tər-ən)
n.
See earwig.

[From New Latin Dermaptera, order name : derma- + Greek ptera, pl. of pteron, wing; see -pter.]

der·map′ter·an adj.
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dermapteran

(dɜːˈmæptərən)
n
(Animals) any insect of the order Dermaptera, the earwigs
adj
(Zoology) of, relating to, or belonging to this order
[C19: from Greek derma (see derma1) + pteron wing]
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(Coleoptera: Anthicidae); earwigs = Dermapteran taxa identified as Labidura riparia (Labiduridae), and Doru taeniatum (Forficulidae); and Pdtotal = total number of predators.
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