•females are wingless and live inside other insects

• males have fan-shaped hindwings and blackberrylike eyes

See p. 132

kakwkis (I)ermaptera)

•forceps at end of abdomen

• short, tough forewings

• hindwings folded at rest

• telescopic and mobile abdomen

See p.69

Key 5: Minor Orders

Some insects are very small and are unlikely to he encountered in the field. The females of certain species spend their entire lives hidden inside the body of a host insect.


• swollen first tarsal segment of front legs

• live gregariously in silk tunnels

See p.77

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