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Modified insect cerci which are found in the Dermaptera (earwigs) and the family Japygidae (order Diplura). In the earwigs they are used to grasp prey, and in offence and defence. They may also assist in the folding of the membranaceous hind wings beneath the short tegmina, after flight.

Subjects: Zoology and Animal Sciences.


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