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Title:The Mecoptera, or Scorpionflies, of Illinois
Author(s):Webb, Donald W.; Penny, Norman D.; Marlin, John C.
Subject(s):Mecoptera
Scorpionflies
Illinois
Biological Collections
Insect Collection
Taxonomy
Abstract:THE ORDER MECOPTERA ( scorpionflies and hangingflies ) is of ancient lineage. Fossils of this order are known from as far back as the Permian. Today relatively few species of Mecoptera exist; fewer than 500 are currently recorded for the world. They and their fossil relatives exhibit many primitive characteristics and are considered among the oldest and most primitive holometabolous insects. Eighteen species occur in Illinois. They live in mesic places, especially among dense herbaceous vegetation in lowland woods. One species of Boreus occurs only on moss in woods and is a relict of the Arctotertiary forest. This species is found in the southwestern corner of the state.
Issue Date:1975-08
Publisher:Champaign : Illinois Natural History Survey
Series/Report:Illinois Natural History Survey Bulletin; v. 031, no. 07
Genre:Article
Type:Text
Language:English
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/44065
ISSN:0073-4918
Publication Status:published or submitted for publication
Peer Reviewed:is peer reviewed
Rights Information:Copyright 2009 University of Illinois Board of Trustees. All rights reserved.
Date Available in IDEALS:2013-05-23


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