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A beetle in southeastern Brazil.


Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Ecdysozoa
Cladus: Panarthropoda
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Classis: Insecta
Cladus: Dicondylia
Subclassis: Pterygota
Cladus: Metapterygota
Infraclassis: Neoptera
Cladus: Eumetabola
Cladus: Endopterygota
Superordines: Coleopterida - Hymenopterida - Neuropterida - Panorpida

Overview of orders[edit]

Coleoptera - Diptera - Hymenoptera - Lepidoptera - "Mecoptera" - Megaloptera - Neuroptera - †Permotrichoptera - Raphidioptera - Siphonaptera - †Skleroptera - Strepsiptera - Trichoptera
[list of ordines after Grimaldi & Engel (2005: 147, table 4.1)]


Endopterygota Sharp, 1898



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  • Whiting, M.F. 2002: Phylogeny of the holometabolous insect orders: molecular evidence. Zoologica Scripta, 31: 3–15.

Vernacular names[edit]

English: Complete Metamorphosis Insects
magyar: Fejlett szárnyas rovarok
日本語: 内翅類
Türkçe: Tümbaşkalaşmalı böcekler
Tiếng Việt: Côn trùng trưởng thành
中文: 内翅總目
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