Mecoptera


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Related to Mecoptera: Panorpidae, Siphonaptera, Boreidae

Mecoptera

an order of insects containing the scorpion flies.
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Willmann, "Mecoptera (Insecta, Holometabola) Fossilum Catalogus," Animalia, vol.
Seven confirmed prey records are available: Isoptera (alate), Lepidoptera (two unidentified moths), Mecoptera (Bittacidae--Bittacus nebulosus), Diptera (Tipulidae), Coleoptera (Chrysomelidae, Scarabaeidae).
Archibald, S.B., 2009, New Cimbrophlebiidae (Insecta: Mecoptera) from the Early Eocene, McAbee, British Columbia, Canada, and Republic, Washington, USA: Zootaxa, v.
Various species of Panorpidae have also been recorded on carrion and feeding on nectar, herb pollen, and frnitjuices (Byers and Thornhill, 1983), and recently the elusive eomeropid, Notiothauma reedi MacLachlan (Mecoptera: Eomeropidae), was found in large numbers on carrion (Jara-Soto et al., 2007).
The first superclade is a mecopteroid assemblage (Mecopteroidea), comprised of the Amphiesmenoptera, consisting of the well supported Lepidoptera and Trichoptera; plus the Antliophora, consisting of the internally less well supported Mecoptera, Siphonaptera and Diptera (Kristensen, 1999).
Bittacus strigosus (hanging fly) is a member of the Order Mecoptera. Taxonomic relationships among insects are often clarified by characteristics of sperm.
Sexual selection and nuptial feeding behaviour in Bitttacus apicalis (Insecta: Mecoptera).
Unusual new record of "hangingflies" from Colombia (Mecoptera, Bittacidae)
Arthropods collected at 5 sites in the preserve, included these 9 insect orders (with number of families on parentheses): Coleopt era (15), Diptera (12), Hymenoptera (10), Hemiptera (9), Lepidoptera (9), Homoptera (4), Siphonaptera (2), Phasmida (1), and Mecoptera (1).
Panorpa (Mecoptera, Panorpidae) Scorpionflies: systems for understanding resource-defence polygyny and alternative male reproductive efforts.
Alternative female choice tactics in the scorpion fly Hylobittacus apicalis (Mecoptera) and their implications.
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).