Dictyoptera

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Related to dictyopterans: American cockroach, Neoptera, Pterygota
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Noun1.Dictyoptera - in some classifications replaced by the orders (here suborders) Blattodea (cockroaches) and Manteodea (mantids); in former classifications often subsumed under a much broader order Orthoptera
animal order - the order of animals
class Hexapoda, class Insecta, Hexapoda, Insecta - insects; about five-sixths of all known animal species
dictyopterous insect - cockroaches and mantids
Blattaria, Blattodea, suborder Blattaria, suborder Blattodea - cockroaches; in some classifications considered an order
Manteodea, suborder Manteodea - mantises; in former classifications considered a suborder of Orthoptera
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All the species of Dictyopterans (Blatella germanica Linnaeus Blattid sp.
2008), orthopterans (Stebbins & Hapner 1985, Drif & Brehelin 1994, Ayaad 2004), dictyopterans (Kubo & Natori 1987, Chen et al.
We tested the difference in abundance of each group with a repeated-measures ANOVA and found that in three of the taxonomic groups (orthopterans, spiders, and dictyopterans) and two of the ecological guilds (leaf chewers and predators) the difference between exclosure and control was significant (P [less than] 0.05).