machilid definition

  • noun:
    • A wingless pest which can jump huge distances whenever disrupted, inside Machilidae family members.
    • A wingless insect residing in dark damp places, as under tree trunks; they make unpredictable leaps when interrupted; called also jumping bristletail.
    • wingless insect residing in dark moist locations as under lifeless tree trunks; they generate erratic leaps when interrupted

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