Definition of Bristletails

1. Noun. (plural of bristletail) ¹

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Definition of Bristletails

1. bristletail [n] - See also: bristletail

Lexicographical Neighbors of Bristletails

bristle cell
bristle fern
bristle up
bristlecone fir
bristlecone pine
bristletails (current term)
bristling with(p)
bristly locust
bristly oxtongue
bristly sarsaparilla
bristly sarsparilla

Literary usage of Bristletails

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Insect Book: A Popular Account of the Bees, Wasps, Ants, Grasshoppers by Leland Ossian Howard (1905)
"... usually of very small size, and are wingless and have practically no metamorphoses. They comprise the little insects known as springtails, bristletails, ..."

2. Journal of the New York Entomological Society by New York Entomological Society (1913)
"Mr. Dow said they should really be divided into two classes, the bristletails being found in drier places than the springtails, which must have wet ..."

3. Insect Life: An Introduction to Nature-study and a Guide for Teachers by John Henry Comstock (1901)
"bristletails, Springtails, Fish-moths, and others. The members of this order are wingless insects which undergo no metamorphosis, the larval form being ..."

4. Medical and Veterinary Entomology: A Textbook for Use in Schools and by William Brodbeck Herms (1915)
"Order Thysanura, — bristletails, springtails, et al., mouth parts withdrawn in cavity of head; primitive metamorphosis. 2. ..."

5. Natural History of Hawaii: Being an Account of the Hawaiian People, the by William Alanson Bryan (1915)
"Silverfish, fish-moths, or bristletails"° are everywhere household pests, and Hawaii is not an exception. The small, flat, silvery object without wings that ..."

6. Land of the Lingering Snow: Chronicles of a Stroller in New England from by Frank Bolles (1891)
"If they are not the same they must be next of kin to the jolly little winter bristletails. The voyage back toward the sunset was not eventful. ..."

7. At the North of Bearcamp Water: Chronicles of a Stroller in New England from by Frank Bolles (1893)
"At a spring in the woods where I drank of icy water, countless hosts of springtails or bristletails skipped, in sprightly humor, over the leaves and the ..."

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