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Strepsiptera

(Order)

Overview

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Taxonomy

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The Order Strepsiptera is a member of the Class Insecta. Here is the complete "parentage" of Strepsiptera:

The Order Strepsiptera is further organized into finer groupings including:

Families

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Bohartillidae

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Callipharixenidae

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Corioxenidae

Corioxenidae are an insect family of the order Strepsiptera. Species in this family are parasites of Heteropteran bugs including Pentatomidae, Scutelleridae, Cydnidae, Coreidae and Lygaeidae. The males lack mandibles. Three subfamilies within this family are recognized. The subfamilies are separated using morphology of the males, particularly on the basis of the number of tarsi and the presence of tarsal claws. [more]

Elenchidae

Elenchidae is an insect family in the order Strepsiptera. [more]

Halictophagidae

Halictophagidae are an insect family of the order Strepsiptera. [more]

Mengeidae

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Mengenillidae

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Myrmecolacidae

Myrmecolacidae are an insect family of the order Strepsiptera. There are four genera and about 98 species in this family. Like all strepsipterans, they have a parasitic mode of development with males parasitizing ants while the females develop inside Orthoptera. The sexes differ greatly in morphology making it very difficult to match females to the better catalogued museum specimens of males. [more]

Protoxenidae

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Stylopidae

Stylopidae are an insect family of the order Strepsiptera. This family contains more than 250 species. [more]

At least 103 species and subspecies belong to the Family Stylopidae.

More info about the Family Stylopidae may be found here.

Sources

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Last Revised: August 25, 2014
2014/08/25 15:23:40