Also, dermapterous. belonging or pertaining to the insect order Dermaptera, comprising the earwigs.
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.
< Neo-Latin Dermapter
) (irregular < Greek dermóptera
), or a deliberate alteration of Dermoptera
to keep the taxa distinct) + -an