Cloti iodids

I he members of this family are typically long and cylindrical in shape, with short legs. They have simple biting mouthparts. The front legs of both adult and young clothodids have swollen tarsal segments that contain many silk glands. The eyes arc small, and the antennae have 10-35 segments.

• Life: Cycle Males do not feed but use their mandibles to hold onto females during mating. There is a great deal of maternal care. The female covers her eggs with silk and bits of detritus. After the eggs hatch, the female may feed her young prechewed food.

• OCCl IRRENCE Worldwide, in tropical and subtropical regions. In a wide variety of habitats, from rainforest to desert.

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