8. Subclass Pterygota, Division Endopterygota, Lesser Orders

  1. H. F. van Emden

Published Online: 11 FEB 2013

DOI: 10.1002/9781118469347.ch8

Handbook of Agricultural Entomology

Handbook of Agricultural Entomology

How to Cite

van Emden, H. F. (2013) Subclass Pterygota, Division Endopterygota, Lesser Orders, in Handbook of Agricultural Entomology, John Wiley & Sons., Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118469347.ch8

Author Information

  1. School of Agriculture, Policy and Development, University of Reading, Reading, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 11 FEB 2013
  2. Published Print: 22 FEB 2013

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470659137

Online ISBN: 9781118469347



  • Pterygota, Endopterygota/lesser orders;
  • Endoterygota, the ‘higher insects’;
  • metamorphosis, resting pupal;
  • Order Mecoptera (scorpion flies);
  • Siphonaptera (fleas);
  • adult fleas, blood-sucking parasites;
  • Neuroptera, ‘net-veined insects’;
  • Chrysopidae (green lacewings);
  • Trichoptera (caddis)/Strepsiptera (stylops);
  • Mengenillidae, free-living adults


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Order Mecoptera (scorpion flies)

  • Order Siphonaptera (fleas)

  • Order Neuroptera

  • Order Trichoptera (caddis flies)

  • Order Strepsiptera (stylops)