web spinner

web spinner

noun
any of several slender insects, of the order Embioptera, that nest in colonies in silken webs spun with secretions from the enlarged front legs.
Also called embiid.


Origin:
1905–10

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web spinner
 
n
any small fragile dull-coloured typically tropical insect of the order Embioptera, which has biting mouthparts and constructs silken tunnels in which to live

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