Mecoptera


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Related to Mecoptera: Panorpidae, Siphonaptera, Boreidae

Mecoptera

an order of insects containing the scorpion flies.
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Seven confirmed prey records are available: Isoptera (alate), Lepidoptera (two unidentified moths), Mecoptera (Bittacidae--Bittacus nebulosus), Diptera (Tipulidae), Coleoptera (Chrysomelidae, Scarabaeidae).
An unresolved issue has been the relationships of three clades of the Neuropterida (Kristensen, 1999), but more contentious are the relationships within the Antliophora that has provided more fundamental problems, such as whether the Siphonaptera is embedded within the Mecoptera (Whiting, 2002; Beutel and Pohl, 2006), and the possible paraphyly of the Nannochoristidae, traditionally included as the basalmost clade in the Mecoptera (Friedrich and Beutel, 2009, but see Wiegmann et al.
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).
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.
Bittacus strigosus (hanging fly) is a member of the Order Mecoptera.