Strepsiptera


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Related to Strepsiptera: Protura, Siphonaptera, Trichoptera, Zoraptera

Strep`sip´te`ra


n. pl.1.(Zool.) A group of small insects having the anterior wings rudimentary, and in the form of short and slender twisted appendages, while the posterior ones are large and membranous. They are parasitic in the larval state on bees, wasps, and the like; - called also Rhipiptera. See Illust. under Rhipipter.
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Its genome contains 99,000,000 base pairs of nucleotides, making it smaller than other tiny reported genomes for the body louse (105,000,000 base pairs) and the winged parasite Strepsiptera (108,000,000 base pairs), as well as the genomes of three other members of the midge family.
Polistes dominulus was found to be parasitized, or preyed upon, by species of the orders Diptera, Hymenoptera, Lepidoptera and Strepsiptera in North America, Ukraine and Italy, respectively (Hughes et al.
A contribution to the knowledge of Dryinidae (Hymenoptera: Chrysidoidea) and Strepsiptera of Mozambique.
Other" includes the following orders: Blattodea, Dermaptera, Neuroptera, Orthoptera, Trichoptera and Strepsiptera Order Hg Na Hg_F Na_F T Diptera 25 [+ or 16.
The Stylopidae is a small family of the Strepsiptera, one of the odder orders of insects.
Fragmenta Faunistica Tirolensia--17 (Arachnida: Araneae; Insecta: Psocoptera, Strepsiptera, Megaloptera, Neuroptera, Raphidioptera, Mecoptera, Siphonaptera, Diptera: Mycetophiloidea).
Printed in an oversize (9x12") format, and illustrated with copious color plates of fossils and present day specimens, the text details the evolution of insects, with chapters on polyneoptera, paraneopteran orders, holometabola, coleoptera and strepsiptera, hymenoptera, panorpida, and amphiesmenoptera.
The order of tiny insects called Strepsiptera can live only as parasitoids inside the bodies of other insects, says Jeyaraney Kathirithamby of the University of Oxford in England.
26) Brian's attention was largely confined to the Diptera, although he also collected Hemiptera, Embioptera, Strepsiptera, Ephemeroptera, Trichoptera and Psocoptera, most specimens of which were pinned into boxes in the field.
The second superclade is a neuropterDid assemblage (Neuropteroidea), comprised of the Neuropterida, consisting of the Raphidioptera, Megaloptera and Neuroptera, which internally has variable support; plus the Coleopterida, comprising the Coleoptera and Strepsiptera (Wiegmann et al.
This is the fifth genus and sixth species of Strepsiptera to be reported from South Carolina (Kathirithamby & Taylor 2005; Reeves & Cook 2005).