Order Diplura diplurans see also Taxobox

Diplurans are small to medium-sized, mostly unpig-mented, possess long, moniliform antennae (like a string of beads), but lack eyes. The mouthparts are entognathous, with tips of well-developed mandibles and maxillae protruding from the mouth cavity, and maxillary and labial palps reduced. The thorax is poorly differentiated from the ten-segmented abdomen. The legs are five-segmented and some abdominal segments have small styles and protrusible vesicles. A gonopore lies between segments 8 and 9, and the anus is terminal. Cerci are slender to forceps-shaped. The tracheal system is relatively well developed, whereas it is absent or poorly developed in other entognath groups. Larval development is epimorphic. Diplura probably forms the sister group to Protura within the Entognatha, although other hypotheses suggest a sister relationship to the Insecta or to Collembola + Protura.

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Beekeeping for Beginners

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