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Fossils Clarify Origins Of Wasps And Their Kin
2013-12-04 19:00:47

Wasps, bees, ants and relatives comprise the megadiverse insect order Hymenoptera, the third most speciose animal group on Earth, far surpassing the number of known vertebrate species.

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2011-01-08 11:16:00

Entomologists of University Jena are the first to reconstruct a fossil insect completely in 3D.


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2005-09-07 18:26:33

The insect order Neuroptera (net-winged insects) includes the fishflies, snakeflies, lacewings and antlions. The adults of this order possess four membranous wings, with the forewings and hindwings about the same size, and with many veins. They have chewing mouthparts, and undergo complete metamorphosis. There are three suborders: Megaloptera (dobsonflies, fishflies, and alderflies), Raphidiodea (snakeflies), and Planipennia (dusty-wings, lacewings, antlions, and owlflies).

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quilisma
  • In medieval musical notation, a sign or neume denoting a shake or trill.
The word 'quilisma' comes from a Greek word meaning 'a roll'.