En Paco´s Reserva Natural de Flora y Fauna Silvestre
紡足目 (足絲蟻) (Order Embiidina)
Webspinner. It was initially stuck by one of its tarsi to that piece of wood for some reason. Then I un-stuck it.
It moved backward very rapidly, with some thrashing. It also cleaned itself.
Webspinner. My first sighting of one!
only shot, zippy critter, triangular head.
The order Embioptera, commonly known as webspinners, are a small group of mostly tropical and subtropical insects, classified under the subclass Pterygota. The order has also been referred to as Embiodea or Embiidina. The name Embioptera ("lively wings") comes from Greek, εμβιος, embios meaning "lively" and πτερον, pteron meaning "wing", a name that has not been considered to be particularly descriptive for this group of fliers, perhaps instead referring to their remarkable speed of movement both...