Definition of Firebrat

1. Noun. Lives in warm moist areas e.g. around furnaces.

Exact synonyms: Thermobia Domestica
Generic synonyms: Bristletail
Group relationships: Genus Thermobia, Thermobia



Definition of Firebrat

1. a small, wingless insect [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Firebrat

firebolted
firebolting
firebolts
firebomb
firebombed
firebombing
firebombings
firebombs
firebote
firebotes
fireboxes
firebrand
firebrands
firebrat (current term)
firebrats
firebreak
firebreaks
firebreather
firebreathers
firebrick
firebricks
firebug
firebugs
firecall
fireclay
fireclays
firecracker
firecrackers

Literary usage of Firebrat

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1. How to Recognize and Eliminate Silverfish, Beetles, Cockroaches, Moths by Thomas A. Parker (1991)
"The name "firebrat" is applied to this insect because it commonly occurs in and ... The firebrat may pass through from 45 to 60 instars (stages) in its ..."

2. The Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science by Iowa Academy of Science (1890)
"FURTHER OBSERVATIONS ON THE firebrat, THERMOBIA DOMESTICA (PACKARD) (THYSANURA) J. ALFRED ... DURATION of EARLY INSTARS firebrat eggs produced during known ..."

3. Insects Injurious to the Household and Annoying to Man by Glenn Washington Herrick (1914)
"In England, on account of its habits, it is called the "firebrat." A Dutch entomologist, Oudemans, who has given considerable attention to the group of ..."

4. Natural Emirates: Wildlife and Environment of the United Arab Emirates by Peter Vine (1996)
"... attain (Dufour) and the firebrat [Thermobia domestics (Packard)). Some of which have become cosmopolitan and are minor household pests, but in the UAE ..."

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