Mantophasmatodea and phylogeny of the lower neopterous insects

@article{Terry2005MantophasmatodeaAP,
  title={Mantophasmatodea and phylogeny of the lower neopterous insects},
  author={Matthew D. Terry and Michael Whiting},
  journal={Cladistics},
  year={2005},
  volume={21}
}
Polyneoptera is a name sometimes applied to an assemblage of 11 insect orders comprising the lower neopterous or “orthopteroid” insects. These orders include familiar insects such as Orthoptera (grasshoppers), Blattodea (roaches), Isoptera (termites) (Mantodea) praying mantises, Dermaptera (earwigs), Phasmatodea (stick insects), Plecoptera (stoneflies), as well as the more obscure, Embiidina (web‐spinners), Zoraptera (angel insects) and Grylloblattodea (ice‐crawlers). Many of these insect… 
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