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.
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.
In their life-history the Thysanoptera belong to the Exopterygote division of the Hexapoda (q.v.).
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