PTERYGOTA
(bees, beetles, dragonflies, flies, grasshoppers, moths and other winged insects)

Subtaxon Example images Rank Subtaxa
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No of
ID refs
Female adult - dorsal view (Click to view)Female - dorsal view - wings spread (Click to view)
Infraclass 3,165 illustrated subtaxa 2,916 ident. refs
Dorsal view (Click to view)Teneral - perching on garden cane - dorsal view (Click to view)
Infraclass 52 illustrated subtaxa 67 ident. refs
Taxonomic hierarchy:
SubclassPTERYGOTA (bees, beetles, dragonflies, flies, grasshoppers, moths and other winged insects)
ClassINSECTA (true insects)
SubphylumHEXAPODA (insects and other 6-legged organisms)
PhylumARTHROPODA (arthropods)
SuperphylumECDYSOZOA (skin shedders)
CladeBilateria (bilaterally symmetrical animals)
SubkingdomEUMETAZOA (metazoans)
KingdomANIMALIA (animals)
DomainEukaryota (eukaryotes)
LifeBIOTA (living things)

BioInfo (www.bioinfo.org.uk) has 3,871 general literature references relevant to PTERYGOTA (bees, beetles, dragonflies, flies, grasshoppers, moths and other winged insects)

PTERYGOTA (bees, beetles, dragonflies, flies, grasshoppers, moths and other winged insects) may also be covered by identification literature listed under the following higher taxa:

BioInfoBioInfo (www.bioinfo.org.uk) has 17,113 host/parasite/foodplant and/or other relationships for PTERYGOTA (bees, beetles, dragonflies, flies, grasshoppers, moths and other winged insects)
This group contains the majority of insects. The adults have two pairs of wings, or, at least, are presumed to have evolved from winged ancestors.

They also have distinct wingless juvenile forms which often look vey different from the adults. Development includes metamorphosis from the juvenile to the adult form.
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