Mecoptera


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Related to Mecoptera: Panorpidae, Siphonaptera, Boreidae
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Noun1.Mecoptera - an order of carnivorous insects usually having long membranous wings and long beaklike heads with chewing mouths at the tipMecoptera - an order of carnivorous insects usually having long membranous wings and long beaklike heads with chewing mouths at the tip
animal order - the order of animals
class Hexapoda, class Insecta, Hexapoda, Insecta - insects; about five-sixths of all known animal species
mecopteran - any of various carnivorous insects of the order Mecoptera
family Panorpidae, Panorpidae - a family of insects of the order Mecoptera
Bittacidae, family Bittacidae - a family of predacious tropical insects of the order Mecoptera
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Hexapoda: Isoptera, Mantodea, Mecoptera, Orthoptera, Plecoptera, Trichoptera and Zoraptera.
[20] were Necropsis Hong and Karatauliodes Sukatsheva; however the former was regarded as belonging to Mecoptera and the latter was designated as a junior synonym of Necrotaulius [18].
Res., 29[degrees]03'S 29[degrees]24'E, 1440 m, 10.xii.1995, Londt, stream & forest edges (with prey: Mecoptera, Bittacidae, Bittacus nebulosus); 1 [male] Monk's Cowl Nat.
Hymenoptera, Mecoptera, Megaloptera, Neuroptera, Raphidioptera, Trichoptera.
We see the oldest records of such insects as seed weevils (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Bruchinae), sweat bees (Hymenoptera: Halictidae), and panorpid scorpionflies (Mecoptera: Panorpidae) (Archibald and Mathewes 2000; Engel and Archibald 2003); and the earliest salmonid fish (Wilson and Li 1999).
Mecoptera is a holometabolous order of insect consisting of nine families with more than 600 extant species and a world-wide distribution (Whiting, 2002).
This fossil wing was initially placed in the Mecoptera by Tillyard (1926), and subsequently assigned to the poorly known order Miomoptera by Carpenter (1965), which has an occurrence ranging from the Middle Pennsylvanian to the Late Permian.
La clase Insecta fue la mas representativa con 14 ordenes (Blattodea, Coleoptera, Dermaptera, Diplura, Diptera, Hemiptera, Homoptera, Hymenoptera, Mantodea, Mecoptera, Orthoptera, Psocoptera, Thysanura y Thysanoptera), seguida por la Clase Collembola, que tuvo representacion de sus cuatro ordenes Poduromorpha, Entomobryomorpha, Symphypleona y Neelipleona, abarcando nuevos registros de 6 familias (9 nuevas especies) para Colombia (Penaranda 2005).
Order Families Species % of Specimens % of Insect (n = 877) Insect (n = 13,162) Specimens Species Protura 1 1 0.11 31 0.24 Collembola 10 57 6.50 4315 32.78 Diplura 1 1 0.11 6 0.05 Odonata 4 12 1.37 47 0.36 Phasmida 1 2 0.23 6 0.05 Orthoptera 5 13 1.48 115 0.87 Blattaria 1 2 0.23 42 0.32 Isoptera 1 1 0.11 1 ~ 0 Plecoptera 1 2 0.23 2 0.02 Psocoptera 1 6 0.68 34 0.26 Hemiptera 28 117 13.30 855 6.49 Thysanoptera 1 2 0.34 3 0.02 Ncuroptera 4 5 0.57 28 0.21 Coleoptera 58 386 44.01 5539 42.08 Mecoptera 2 3 0.34 5 0.04 Diptcra 36 122 13.91 892 6.78 Trichoptera 4 7 0.80 19 0.14 Lepidoptera 18 82 9.23 260 1.98 Hymenoptera 16 57 6.50 962 7.31
The hexapoda is represented by 13 orders (Ephemeroptera, Odonata, Blattodea, Isoptera, Orthoptera, Archaeorthoptera-Chresmodidae, Hemiptera, Coleoptera, Hymenoptera, Trichoptera, Neuroptera, Mecoptera and Diptera) and 40 families (Fregenal-Martinez et al., 2007).