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zorapteran

any of a small group of about 30 species of insects found on every continent except Europe. These minute insects are less than 3 mm (18 inch) long and have chewing mouthparts and nine-segmented antennae. Most species are wingless and blind, although a few have two pairs of sparsely veined membranous wings and eyes.

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Encyclopedia Britannica, 2008. Encyclopedia Britannica Online.
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