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  • Chinese (Traditional)
    • 紡足目 (足絲蟻)
  • Scientific Names
    • Embiidina
    • Embiodea
    • Embioptera
  • English
    • Webspinners

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Recent observations

Photos / Sounds

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What

Black Webspinner Oligotoma nigra

Observer

michaelwall

Date

May 21, 2016 02:00 PM PDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Black Webspinner Oligotoma nigra

Observer

greglasley

Date

May 10, 2016

Description

possibly Oligotoma nigra, but I'll see if others agree. Came to a sheet and light at night.

Photos / Sounds

Observer

sunnetchan

Date

May 7, 2016 12:14 AM HKT

Description

Red headed Webspinners of 9-10mm in length. I thought it was a winged male ant. :-)

Photos / Sounds

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Observer

subhajit_roy

Date

March 12, 2016 11:38 PM IST

Place

Durgapur (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

What

Webspinners Order Embiidina

Observer

kathryn18

Date

April 18, 2016 06:13 PM PDT

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Webspinners Order Embiidina

Observer

kathleen11

Date

April 16, 2016 06:17 PM PDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Black Webspinner Oligotoma nigra

Observer

kathryn18

Date

April 16, 2016 11:02 AM PDT

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Black Webspinner Oligotoma nigra

Date

April 15, 2016 10:29 AM PDT

Description

Several larval tunnels. There were some living ones, but they scurry away as soon as light hits them.

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Black Webspinner Oligotoma nigra

Observer

jaykeller

Date

March 19, 2016 07:38 PM PDT

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Webspinners Order Embiidina

Observer

moonlittrails

Date

April 9, 2016 08:53 AM PDT

Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

owicki

Date

April 9, 2016

Description

Webs on the soil under a rock in a pasture. Suspect webspinners, but not sure. Didn't see any critters.

Photos / Sounds

What

Webspinners Order Embiidina

Observer

chiefredearth

Date

March 20, 2016

Place

Chandighar (Google, OSM)

Description

An insect of about 1.5 cm. near a wheat field.

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Description from Wikipedia

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...

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