[ noun ] (zoology) small air-breathing arthropod
Used in print(B. J. D. Meeuse, The Story of Pollination....)
The blooms of Ribes and of the willow and sloe are the places where large_numbers of our early insects will assemble : honeybees , bumblebees , and other wild bees , and also various kinds of flies .
In the United_States Department_of_Agriculture 's Yearbook_of_Agriculture , 1952 , which is devoted entirely to insects , George_E._Bohart mentions a site in Utah which was estimated to contain 200000 nesting females .
arthropod queen worker louse bug beetle flea dipterous_insect collembolan gallfly holometabola phasmid dictyopterous_insect ephemera odonate leaf_miner hymenopterous_insect lepidopterous_insect termite proturan web_spinner hemipterous_insect defoliator homopterous_insect heteropterous_insect psocopterous_insect ephemerid bird_louse neuropteron stonefly pollinator trichopterous_insect thysanuran_insect thysanopter earwig mecopteran orthopterous_insect pupa imago swarm Arthropoda wing mentum thorax air_sac ala clypeus holometabolism