Definition of wriggler in English:



  • 1A person or thing that wriggles.

    1. 1.1A wriggling animalcule or the larva of a mosquito.
      Also called wiggler
      ‘We know them by many names: grub (beetles, bees, wasps), maggot, caterpillar (butterflies, moths), and wriggler (mosquitoes).’
      • ‘The larvae, called wrigglers, feed in the water for a week or so, then pupate for only a few days before emerging as adults.’
      • ‘Watch out for mosquito wrigglers in any uncovered water containers.’
      • ‘Remove large protector bucket and add a couple of gold fish to eat mosquito wrigglers.’
      • ‘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).’
      • ‘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.’



/ˈriɡ(ə)lər/ /ˈrɪɡ(ə)lər/