Embiodea

plural noun
Em·bi·o·dea | \ˌembēˈōdēə\

Definition of Embiodea 

: a small order of slender elongated chiefly tropical insects with large head and 10-segmented abdomen having males that are usually winged and both nymphs and adults that live in silken webs which they spin with glands in the fore tarsi — see web spinner

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New Latin, from Embia + -odea

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