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Exopterygota (earwigs, grasshoppers, stoneflies, true bugs, and other insects with wings developing externally)

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Subtaxa (ie subgroups of this Division (Zoo.))

Taxon Rank #subtaxa #refs #webs
DERMAPTERA (earwigs) Order 3 subtaxa 12 5
DICTYOPTERA (cockroaches) Order 4 subtaxa 11 9
HEMIPTERA (bugs) Order 614 subtaxa 282 2828
ORTHOPTERA (grasshoppers and crickets) Order 16 subtaxa 45 28
PHASMATODEA (stick insects) Order   1  
PHTHIRAPTERA (sucking lice, louse) Order 13 subtaxa 8 28
PLECOPTERA (stoneflies) Order 1 subtaxon 6 1
PSOCOPTERA (booklice and barklice or barkflies) Order 3 subtaxa 11 14
THYSANOPTERA (thrips) Order 149 subtaxa 4 718

Suggested Literature

Exopterygota may be covered by literature listed under:

BIOTA
(living things)
Eukaryota
(eukaryotes)
ANIMALIA
(animals)
EUMETAZOA
(metazoans)
ARTHROPODA
(arthropods)
HEXAPODA
(insects and other 6-legged organisms)
INSECTA
(true insects)
PTERYGOTA
(bees, beetles, dragonflies, flies, grasshoppers, moths and other winged insects)
Invertebrates (via Arthropoda)

Feeding and other inter-species relationships

Exopterygota is associated with:

There may be taxa associated with Exopterygota listed at higher taxonomic level

INSECTA
(true insects)

Associated with Exopterygota:

Exopterygota may be associated with taxa listed at higher taxonomic level

ANIMALIA
(animals)
ARTHROPODA
(arthropods)
INSECTA
(true insects)
Invertebrates (via Arthropoda)

Further Information

Notes (MWS) These insects have wingless juvenile forms (eg nymphs) which often look fairly similar to the adults, albeit with wings reduced or absent. Development from the juvenile to the adult form (metamorphosis) proceeds by a series of stages (instars) which (in the winged species) have increasingly developed wings leading to the fully-winged adult.
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