order Mecoptera


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Noun1.order Mecoptera - an order of carnivorous insects usually having long membranous wings and long beaklike heads with chewing mouths at the tiporder Mecoptera - 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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Byers, "Order Mecoptera. Scorptionflies and hangingflies," in Borror and DeLong's Introduction to the Study of Insects, C.
Bittacus strigosus (hanging fly) is a member of the Order Mecoptera. Taxonomic relationships among insects are often clarified by characteristics of sperm.