jumping bristletail


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Related to jumping bristletail: Protura
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Noun1.jumping bristletail - wingless insect living in dark moist places as under dead tree trunksjumping bristletail - wingless insect living in dark moist places as under dead tree trunks; they make erratic leaps when disturbed
thysanuran insect, thysanuron - primitive wingless insects: bristletail
family Machilidae, Machilidae - jumping bristletails
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Insect history A new ancestry tree dates origins of (from left) springtails; jumping bristletails; silverfish; dragonflies/damselflies; crickets/katydids; true bugs/cicadas/plant lice; snakeflies; beetles; sawflies/wasps/bees/ants; moths/butterflies; true flies; caddisflies; cockroaches; and scorpionflies.