The Subclass Pterygota is a member of the Class Insecta. Here is the complete "parentage" of Pterygota:
- Domain: Eukaryota
Whittaker & Margulis,1978 - eukaryotes
- Kingdom: Animalia
C. Linnaeus, 1758 - animals
- Subkingdom: Metazoa
Animalia C. Linnaeus, 1758
- Branch: Protostomia
Grobben, 1908 - protostomes
- Infrakingdom: Ecdysozoa Aguinaldo Et Al., 1997 Ex Cavalier-Smith, 1998 - ecdysozoans
- Branch: Protostomia Grobben, 1908 - protostomes
- Subkingdom: Metazoa Animalia C. Linnaeus, 1758
- Kingdom: Animalia C. Linnaeus, 1758 - animals
The Subclass Pterygota is further organized into finer groupings including:
Coleoptera () is an order of insects commonly called beetle. The word "coleoptera" is from the Greek ???e??, koleos, "sheath"; and pte???, pteron, "wing", thus "sheathed wing". Coleoptera contains more species than any other order, constituting almost 25% of all known life-forms. About 40% of all described insect species are beetles (about 400,000 species), and new species are discovered frequently. Some estimates put the total number of species, described and undescribed, at as high as 100 million, but 1 million is a more accepted figure. The largest taxonomic family, the Curculionidae (the weevils or snout beetles), also belongs to this order. [more]
Hymenoptera is one of the largest orders of insects, comprising the sawflies, wasps, bees and ants. There are over 130,000 recognized species, with many more remaining to be described. The name refers to the heavy wings of the insects, and is derived from the Ancient Greek (hymen): membrane and pte??? (pteron): wing. The hindwings are connected to the forewings by a series of hooks called hamuli. [more]
Orthoptera is an order of insects with paurometabolous or incomplete metamorphosis, including the grasshoppers, crickets and locusts. Many insects in this order produce sound (known as a "stridulation") by rubbing their wings against each other or their legs, the wings or legs containing rows of corrugated bumps. The tympanum or ear is located in the front tibia in crickets, mole crickets, and katydids, and on the first abdominal segment in the grasshoppers and locusts. These organisms use vibrations to locate other individuals. [more]
At least 27,768 species and subspecies belong to the Order Orthoptera.
More info about the Order Orthoptera may be found here.
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