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          CLASSIFICATION OF MECOPTERA

 

        Families in Green color                                                                                   Mecoptera Details

 

Insecta:  Holometabola

 

  MECOPTERA

 

    Apteropanorpidae

    Bittacidae (hangingflies)

    Boreidae (snow scorpionflies)

    Choristidae

    Dinopanorpidae

    Eomeropidae

    Meropeidae (earwigflies)

    Nannochoristidae

    Panorpidae (common scorpionflies)

    Panorpodidae (short-faced scorpionflies)

 

Fossil species

 

  Mesopsychidae (extinct)

  Aneuretopsychidae (extinct)

  Pseudopolycentropodidae (extinct)

 

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Note:  DNA evidence shows a close affinity

        of members of this group with the

        Siphonaptera, and they may be grouped

        with that order at a later date.

 

References      Citations     Sample Examinations

 

 

Details of Insect Taxonomic Groups

 

          Examples of beneficial species occur in almost every insect order, and considerable information on morphology and habits has been assembled.  Therefore, the principal groups of insect parasitoids and predators provide details that refer to the entire class Insecta.  These details are available at <taxnames.htm>.