web spinner

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.


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web spinner
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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