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Phylogeny of Insect Orders
Phylogeny is evolutionary interrelationship expressed in terms of recency of common ancestry. The elaboration of the theoretical framework of phylogenetic systematics ("cladistics") by the HennigExpand
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Lepidoptera phylogeny and systematics: the state of inventorying moth and butterfly diversity
The currently recognized robust support for the monophyly of the Lepidoptera (and the superorder Amphiesmenoptera comprising Lepidoptera + Trichoptera) is outlined, and the phylogeny of the principalExpand
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Mantophasmatodea: A New Insect Order with Extant Members in the Afrotropics
A new insect order, Mantophasmatodea, is described on the basis of museum specimens of a new genus with two species: Mantophasma zephyra gen. et sp. nov. (one female from Namibia) and M. subsolanaExpand
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Lepidoptera, moths and butterflies
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The groundplan and basal diversification of the hexapods
It is well known that at the present time the Hexapoda comprise the majority of the arthropods, and indeed of all living organisms. The really species-rich hexapod lineages, however, are allExpand
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The phylogeny of hexapod “orders”. A critical review of recent accounts
ummary 1. The evidence for Hennig‘S (1969) hierarchial classification of the higher hexapodan taxa (here termed “orders”) is reviewed and additional data are considered. 2. The monophyly of theExpand
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Skeleton and muscles: adults
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Order Lepidoptera Linnaeus, 1758. In : Zhang, Z.-Q. (Ed.) Animal biodiversity: An outline of higher-level classification and survey of taxonomic richness
van Nieukerken, Erik J.; Kaila, Lauri; Kitching, Ian J.; Kristensen, Niels Peder; Lees, David C.; Minet, Joël; Mitter, Charles; Mutanen, Marko; Regier, Jerome C.; Simonsen, Thomas J.; Wahlberg,Expand
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2. Phylogeny and Palaeontology
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Phylogeny of endopterygote insects, the most successful lineage of living organisms
The monophyly of the Endopterygota is supported primarily by the specialized larva without external wing buds and with degradable eyes, as well as by the quiescence of the last immature (pupal)Expand
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