Cerci always present; usually modified into unjointed forceps.
Prominent, unjointed cerci, male with genital armature on second abdominal segment.
The Corixidae are small flattened water-bugs, with very short unjointed beak, the labrum being enclosed within the second From Marlatt, Bull.
The body is elongated and furnished with four pairs of short, unjointed, stump-like legs, each terminated by a pair of claws.
The first legs, meaning thereby the sixth pair of appendages, are generally pediform and locomotive, but sometimes unjointed, acting as a kind of brushes to cleanse the furca, while in the Polycopidae they are entirely wanting.
The tenth abdominal segment carries strong, unjointed cerci, while the presence of reproductive armature on the second abdominal segment of the male is a character found in no other order of the Hexapoda.
In the vast majority of the Dermaptera the cerci are - in the adult insect at least - stout, unjointed appendages forming a strong forceps (fig.
In at least one genus the unjointed pincers of the forceps are preceded, in the youngest instar by jointed cerci.
There may also be abdominal appendages - in the form of simple unjointed stylets (fig.
Spikelets falling singly from the unjointed rachis of the spike or the ultimate branches of the panicle.
A third division, the Tartarides, a subordinate group of the Uropygi, contains minute Arachnida differing principally from the typical Uropygi in having the caudal process unjointed and short.