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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Taxones Ordenes y familias de especies de insectos residentes acuaticos y semiacuaticos presentes en este ambiente: Blattodea; Coleoptera (Carabidae, Chrysomelidae del genero Donacia, Dryopidae, Dytiscidae, Elmidae, Hydrochidae, Hydrophilidae, Limnichidae, Lepiceridae, Psephenidae); Diptera (larvas de Syrphidae); Ephemeroptera (Polymitarcyidae); Hemiptera; Mecoptera (larvas) y Trichoptera (Hydropsychidae, Odontoceridae).
1995, Londt, stream & forest edges (with prey: Mecoptera, Bittacidae, Bittacus nebulosus); 1 [male] Monk's Cowl Nat.
Hymenoptera, Mecoptera, Megaloptera, Neuroptera, Raphidioptera, Trichoptera.
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.