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Zoraptera

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Zoropterans
Scientific classification
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Arthropoda
Subphylum:Hexapoda
Class:Insecta
Subclass:Pterogota
Order:Zoraptera
Family:Zoraptidae
Genus:Zorotypus
Species

Zorotypus barberi
Zorotypus brasiliensis
Zorotypus buxtoni

Zorotypus caudelli
Zorotypus ceylonicus
Zorotypus congensis

Zorotypus cramptoni
Zorotypus delamarei
Zorotypus guineensis

Zorotypus gurneyi
Zorotypus hamiltoni
Zorotypus hubbardi

Zorotypus huxleyi
Zorotypus javanicus
Zorotypus juninensis

Zorotypus lawrencei
Zorotypus leleupi
Zorotypus longicercatus

Zorotypus manni
Zorotypus medoensis
Zorotypus mexicanus

Zorotypus neotropicus
Zorotypus newi
Zorotypus philippinensis

Zorotypus shannoni
Zorotypus silvestrii
Zorotypus sinensis

Zorotypus snyderi
Zorotypus swezeyi
Zorotypus weidneri

Zorotypus vinsoni
Zorotypus zimmermani

The insect order Zoraptera contains one family (Zoratypidae) which in turn contains one extant genus, Zorotypus, though an extinct animal of the Cretaceous era is classified as Xenozorotypus burmiticus within the same family.

Commonly called Zorapterans, the members of this order are small ( 3 mm or less) insects that resemble termites (Order Isoptera) in appearance and in their gregarious behavior. About thirty species are found world-wide. They live beneath rotting wood, eating fungal spores and detritus. Although zorapterans have four wings, both sexes have winged and wingless forms, with the wingless forms lacking eyes. They have 9-segmented moniliform antennae.de:Bodenläuse fr:Zoraptère

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