order Dermaptera

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Noun1.order Dermaptera - earwigs and a few related forms
animal order - the order of animals
class Hexapoda, class Insecta, Hexapoda, Insecta - insects; about five-sixths of all known animal species
earwig - any of numerous insects of the order Dermaptera having elongate bodies and slender many-jointed antennae and a pair of large pincers at the rear of the abdomen
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This result may be due to generalist habits of species of the order Dermaptera. Similarly to ants, Dermaptera species also are predators.
One species of order Dermaptera (Chelisoches morio) and one species (Oligotoma minuscule) of order Embioptera were observed in January, February, March, April and May.