THYSANOPTERA (Oiaavos, a fringe, and 7rTepbv, a wing), a term used in zoological classification for a small order of the class Hexapoda.
The term Thysanoptera was first used by the Irish entomologist A.
Since then various authors have incorporated the Thysanoptera with one of the large orders, some, following Linnaeus, regarding them as Hemiptera, others grouping with them the Orthoptera or Pseudoneurop- (The illustrations in this article are all after tera."
Uzel, Monographie der Ordnung Thysanoptera, and are used with his agree with Haliday and Burpermission.) meister in allowing the ThysanFIG.
The Thysanoptera, small insects with firmly chitinized cuticle, are recognized by the combination of imperfectly suctorial jaws - the mandibles acting as piercers and maxillae retaining their palps (see fig.
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