Paleoptera

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Paleoptera

[‚pāl·ē′äp·tə·rə]
(invertebrate zoology)
A section of the insect subclass Pterygota including primitive forms that are unable to flex their wings over the abdomen when at rest.
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Papers examining 9 different insect orders were presented: Phthiraptera (lice: Jessica Light), Isoptera (termites: Jessica Ware and David Grimaldi), Mantodea (preying mantises: Gavin Svenson), Hymenoptera (ants and bees: Sean Brady and ants: Corrie Moreau; separate talks), Orthoptera (grasshoppers: Hojun Song), Hemiptera (cicadas: Christopher Owen), Palaeoptera (dragonflies and mayflies; Jessica Thomas), Odonata (dragonfies and damselflies: Seth Bybee), Lepidoptera (butterflies and moths: Akito Kawahara), Trichoptera (caddisflies: Christy Jo Geraci), as well as additional methodological talks (Frank Burbrink, Sergios-Orestis Kolokotronis, Alex Pyron, and Sara Ruane).