Bionomics and Ecological Services of Megaloptera Larvae (Dobsonflies, Fishflies, Alderflies)

  title={Bionomics and Ecological Services of Megaloptera Larvae (Dobsonflies, Fishflies, Alderflies)},
  author={Sara Lariza Rivera-Gasper{\'i}n and Adrian Ardila-Camacho and Atilano Contreras-Ramos},
Megaloptera belong to a large monophyletic group, the Neuropteroidea, together with Coleoptera, Strepsiptera, Raphidioptera, and Neuroptera. With the latter two, this order constitutes the Neuropterida, a smaller monophyletic subset among which it is the only entirely aquatic group, with larvae of all species requiring submersion in freshwater. Megaloptera is arguably the oldest extant clade of Holometabola with aquatic representatives, having originated during the Permian before the… 

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