A slender mainly tropical insect with a soft brownish body, living under stones or logs in a tunnel of silk produced by glands on the front legs.
- Order Embioptera: several families
More example sentences
- The Embioptera are called web-spinners because they are very good at spinning webs from the silk secreted by glands in the tarsi of their forelegs.
- Web-spinners pick up vibrations through the silk threads of the web.
Definition of web-spinner in:
- The US English dictionary