The earliest holometabolous insect from the Carboniferous: a “crucial” innovation with delayed success (Insecta Protomeropina Protomeropidae)

@article{Nel2007TheEH,
  title={The earliest holometabolous insect from the Carboniferous: a “crucial” innovation with delayed success (Insecta Protomeropina Protomeropidae)},
  author={Andr{\'e} Nel and Patrick Roques and Patricia Nel and Jakub Prokop and Jean-S{\'e}bastien Steyer},
  journal={Annales de la Soci{\'e}t{\'e} entomologique de France (N.S.)},
  year={2007},
  volume={43},
  pages={349 - 355}
}
  • A. Nel, P. Roques, J. Steyer
  • Published 1 January 2007
  • Geography
  • Annales de la Société entomologique de France (N.S.)
Abstract Insects dominate Earth by their diversity, and the most are Holometabola. Therefore, the holometabolous development characterised by a pupal stage between larvae and adult seems to be linked with the extensive radiation of insects. Holometaboly is suspected to appear in the carboniferous period, however until now fossils have not brought univocal evidence. The discovery in the Carboniferous (Early Langsettian, circa 310 mya, Bashkirian Stage) of France of the earliest Holometabola… 

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