Nannomecoptera and Neomecoptera

Nannomecoptera (Nannochoristidae) and Neomecoptera (Boreidae) are very small holometabolous groups, together comprising fewer than 50 described species assigned to four presently recognized genera.

Nannomecoptera and Neomecoptera

Nannochoristidae (=Nannomecoptera) and Boreidae (=Neomecoptera) are traditionally assigned to the holometabolan Order Mecoptera. Both are presently in the focus of insect systematists. They differ strikingly from the "typical" mecopteran pattern, not only in their larval and adult morphology, but also in their life style and reproductive biology. Phylogenetic affinities between Boreidae ("snow fleas") and fleas were postulated mainly based on molecular data, and morphological characters related to food uptake and larval features suggest a close relationship between Nannochoristidae and true flies. Both groups display fascinating features such as preferred temperatures around 0°C, extremely slender larvae adapted to running water, and a highly unusual mating behaviour. Despite of the extremely low number of known species, there is no doubt that both groups are key taxa and in their own way highlights in the evolution of the extremely successful Holometabola. This and an impressive number of recent studies on various aspects of Nannochoristidae and Boreidae more than justifies a new volume in the series Handbook of Zoology dedicated to these highly unusual taxa.

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Nannomecoptera and Neomecoptera
Language: en
Pages: 176
Authors: Rolf G. Beutel, Frank Friedrich
Categories: Nature
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-09-23 - Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

Nannochoristidae (=Nannomecoptera) and Boreidae (=Neomecoptera) are traditionally assigned to the holometabolan Order Mecoptera. Both are presently in the focus of insect systematists. They differ strikingly from the "typical" mecopteran pattern, not only in their larval and adult morphology, but also in their life style and reproductive biology. Phylogenetic affinities between
Insect Morphology and Phylogeny
Language: en
Pages: 531
Authors: Rolf G. Beutel, Frank Friedrich, Xing-Ke Yang, Si-Qin Ge
Categories: Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-12-12 - Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

In the last decades a remarkable renaissance has materialized in insect morphology, mainly triggered by the development of new cutting-edge technologies. This is an exciting time for biological synthesis where the mysteries and data derived from genomes can be combined with centuries of data from morphology and development. And, now,
The Evolutionary Biology of Flies
Language: en
Pages: 430
Authors: David K. Yeates, Brian M. Wiegmann
Categories: Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2005 - Publisher: Columbia University Press

Flies ( Dipteria) have had an important role in deepening scientists'understanding of modern biology and evolution. The study of flies has figured prominently in major advances in the fields of molecular evolution, physiology, genetics, phylogenetics, and ecology over the last century. This volume, with contributions from top scientists and scholars
Rhythms of Insect Evolution
Language: en
Pages: 728
Authors: Dong Ren, Chungkun Shih, Taiping Gao, Yongjie Wang, Yunzhi Yao
Categories: Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-03-13 - Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Documents morphology, taxonomy, phylogeny, evolutionary changes, and interactions of 23 orders of insects from the Middle Jurassic and Early Cretaceous faunas in Northern China This book showcases 23 different orders of insect fossils from the Mid Mesozoic period (165 to 125 Ma) that were discovered in Northeastern China. It covers
Handbuch Der Zoologie/Handbook of Zoology/Arthropoda: Insecta: Nannomecoptera and Neomecoptera
Language: en
Pages: 216
Authors: Rolf G. Beutel
Categories: Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012 - Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

Nannochoristidae (=Nannomecoptera) and Boreidae (=Neomecoptera) are traditionally assigned to the holometabolan order Mecoptera. Both are presently in the focus of insect systematists. They differ strikingly from the "typical" mecopteran pattern, not only in their larval and adult morphology, but also in their life style and reproductive biology. Phylogenetic affinities between