Order - ZORAPTERA
(Greek, zoros = pure; apteros = wingless)
Common Names: none
Distribution: Tropical and warm temperate regions.

Description
Zorapterans are tiny (less than 3mm), rarely encountered insects. The two North American species are restricted to the southeast where they are sometimes found in rotting wood. Winged forms (which shed their wings) are dark; wingless forms are pale. They look a bit like small termites, but with two segmented tarsi; wingless forms lack eyes and ocelli.

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