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  • proper n. A taxonomic subclass within the class Insecta — the wingless insects.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • A group of insects including only the order Thysanura, which contains wingless forms only that are supposed to have descended from wingless ancestors.


New Latin, from Ancient Greek απτέρυγος ("wingless") (Wiktionary)


  • Lepidoptera and Diptera, to maxillary structures: has also been used for the hypopharynx, and that use might be adopted: a median organ of the hypopharynx in Apterygota.

    Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology

  • This is the rule (see Chapters II and III) with the Apterygota, the Orthoptera, and most of the Hemiptera.

    The Life-Story of Insects

  • Those curious lowly insects, belonging to the two orders of the Collembola and Thysanura, none of whose members ever develop wings at all, form a third sub-class, the _Apterygota_ (see

    The Life-Story of Insects


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