Megaloptera


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Megaloptera

[‚meg·ə′läp·tə·rə]
(invertebrate zoology)
A suborder included in the order Neuroptera by some authorities.
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Diptera (73 taxa) was the most diverse insect order followed by Coleoptera (43 taxa), Odonata (31 taxa), Ephemeroptera (25 taxa), Trichoptera (23 taxa), Hemiptera (20 taxa), Plecoptera (7 taxa), Megaloptera (5 taxa), and Lepidoptera (2 taxa).
The remaining 82 taxa were distributed among the orders Ephemeroptera (25 taxa), Trichoptera (23 taxa), Hemiptera (20 taxa), Plecoptera (7 taxa), Megaloptera (5 taxa), and Lepidoptera (2 taxa).
Their taxon sample lacked representatives from the beetle suborder Archostemata and the supra-ordinal group Neuropterida (Orders Megaloptera, Neuroptera and Raphidioptera); thought to be the sister group to Coleoptera alone or to Coleoptera + Strepsiptera (Weigmann et al.
7% of the total volume and included several groups of insects (Anisoptera, Coleoptera, Diptera, Ephemeroptera, Hemiptera, Megaloptera, Trichoptera, and Zygoptera), snails (Physa), fish (Agosia chrysogaster), frogs (Rana pipiens), crayfish (Pro cambarus), and ostracods.