Rhipiptera
Strepsiptera Strep*sip"te*ra, n. pl. [NL., fr. Gr. ? a turning (fr. ? to twist) + ? a wing.] (Zo["o]l.) A group of small insects having the anterior wings rudimentary, and in the form of short and slender twisted appendages, while the posterior ones are large and membranous. They are parasitic in the larval state on bees, wasps, and the like; -- called also {Rhipiptera}. See Illust. under {Rhipipter}. [1913 Webster]

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  • rhipiptera — rhi·pip·tera …   English syllables

  • rhipiptera — rə̇ˈpipt(ə)rə Etymology: New Latin, from rhipi + ptera synonym of strepsiptera * * * Rhipipˈtera or Rhipidopˈtera plural noun The Strepsiptera • • • Main Entry: ↑rhipidate …   Useful english dictionary

  • Rhipipter — Rhi*pip ter, n. [Gr. ??? a fan + ??? wing.] (Zo[ o]l.) One of the {Rhipiptera}, a group of insects having wings which fold like a fan; a strepsipter. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Strepsiptera — Strep*sip te*ra, n. pl. [NL., fr. Gr. ? a turning (fr. ? to twist) + ? a wing.] (Zo[ o]l.) A group of small insects having the anterior wings rudimentary, and in the form of short and slender twisted appendages, while the posterior ones are large …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Веерокрылые — (Strepsiptera s. Rhipiptera) небольшой отряд насекомых, замечательный оригинальным образом жизни и резко выраженным половым диморфизмом. Самцы имеют две пары крыльев, из которых передние зачаточные и на верхушках закручены, а задние очень велики …   Энциклопедический словарь Ф.А. Брокгауза и И.А. Ефрона

  • Rhipidoptĕra — (Rhipiptěra), so v.w. Fächerflügler …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Fächerflügler — (Rhipiptera, Strepsitera Kirby), Familie der Halbdeckflügler, von Burmeister jedoch zu den Käfern u. zwar in die Familie der Mordellina gezählt; 6 Füße, 2 große, häutige, fächerartig ausgebreitete Flügel, an dem Bruststück vorn 2 flügeldeckartige …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • rhipipterous — )rəs adjective Etymology: New Latin Rhipiptera + English ous : strepsipteral …   Useful english dictionary

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