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- A small family of neuropterous (pseudoneuropterous) insects, of the group Corrodentia, related to the Psocidæ, characterized by the narrow depressed body, head distinct from the thorax, many-jointed moniliform antennæ, 3-jointed tarsi, and few-veined wings of equal size. They are small phytophagous insects; their larvæ are found under stones in silken galleries. By some they are referred to the Orthoptera. The leading genera are Embia, Olynthia, and Oligotoma. Also written
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