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Endopterygota (bees, beetles, flies, moths and other insects with wings developing internally)

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Subtaxa (ie subgroups of this Division (Zoo.))

Taxon Rank #subtaxa #refs #webs
COLEOPTERA Linnaeus, 1758 (beetles) Order 1611 subtaxa 948 4874
DIPTERA (two-winged flies) Order 1404 subtaxa 943 4114
HYMENOPTERA (bees, wasps, ants, sawflies and parasitoid wasps, ants, bees and wasps) Order 1376 subtaxa 697 3123
LEPIDOPTERA (butterflies and moths) Order 542 subtaxa 536 1180
MECOPTERA (scorpion flies) Order   3  
MEGALOPTERA (alderflies) Order   3  
NEUROPTERA (lacewings) Order 1 subtaxon 10 7
RAPHIDIOPTERA (snake flies) Order   3  
SIPHONAPTERA (fleas) Order 15 subtaxa 8 48
STREPSIPTERA (stylopids) Order 1 subtaxon 5  
TRICHOPTERA (caddis flies, caddisflies) Order 4 subtaxa 18 4

Suggested Literature

Endopterygota may be covered by literature listed under:

(living things)
(insects and other 6-legged organisms)
(true insects)
(bees, beetles, dragonflies, flies, grasshoppers, moths and other winged insects)
Invertebrates (via Arthropoda)

Feeding and other inter-species relationships

Endopterygota is associated with:

There may be taxa associated with Endopterygota listed at higher taxonomic level

(true insects)

Associated with Endopterygota:

Endopterygota may be associated with taxa listed at higher taxonomic level

(true insects)
Invertebrates (via Arthropoda)

Further Information

Notes (MWS) These are the most highly-evolved groups of insects.

They have wingless juvenile forms (larvae, eg maggots, catepillars) which look very different from the adults. Development from the juvenile to the adult form (metamorphosis) includes a comparatively featureless intermediate stage (the pupa). The internal body structure of the juvenile is largely broken down in the pupa before being rebuilt to form the adult insect.
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