One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1A person or thing that wriggles.
- 1.1 A wriggling animalcule or the larva of a mosquito.Also called wiggler
- ‘Another eco-friendly technique is that of luring mosquitoes to lay eggs in strategically placed vessels of water and then throwing off the water along with the wrigglers.’
- ‘We know them by many names: grub (beetles, bees, wasps), maggot, caterpillar (butterflies, moths), and wriggler (mosquitoes).’
- ‘Remove large protector bucket and add a couple of gold fish to eat mosquito wrigglers.’
- ‘Watch out for mosquito wrigglers in any uncovered water containers.’
- ‘The larvae, called wrigglers, feed in the water for a week or so, then pupate for only a few days before emerging as adults.’
- ‘Note that the definition of nesting success includes the effects of both nest predation (loss of eggs before wrigglers were collected) and hatching success (the per-egg probability of hatching).’
- 1.1 A wriggling animalcule or the larva of a mosquito.
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