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Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
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
Superordo: Panorpida
Cladus: Antliophora
Ordo: Mecoptera

Familia: Apteropanorpidae
Genera (1): Apteropanorpa
Name

Apteropanorpidae Byers, 1965
Type genus

Apteropanorpa Carpenter, 1941

Vernacular names
中文: 无翅蝎蛉科
References

Palmer, C.M.; Trueman, J.W.H.; Yeates, D.K. 2007: Systematics of the Apteropanorpidae (Insecta: Mecoptera) based on morphological and molecular evidence. Invertebrate systematics, 21(6): 589–612. DOI: 10.1071/IS07014
Palmer, C.M.; Yeates, D.K. 2005: Diet and feeding behavior in adults of the Apteropanorpidae (Mecoptera). Journal of insect behavior, 18(2): 209–231. DOI: 10.1007/s10905-005-0476-9
Seeman, O.D.; Palmer, C.M. 2011: Parasitism of Apteropanorpa tasmanica Carpenter (Mecoptera: Apteropanorpidae) by larval Leptus agrotis Southcott (Acari: Erythraeidae) and Willungella rufusanus sp. nov. (Acari: Microtrombidiidae). Zootaxa, 2925: 19–32. Preview


Apteropanorpidae is a family of wingless scorpionflies containing a single genus, Apteropanorpa, with four named species. These species, also called Tasmanian snow scorpionflies, are found in moss in Tasmania and southern Australia. The adults are generalised predators. The larvae live in moss and are locally common.

Apteropanorpa is probably an austral ecological counterpart of the Northern Hemisphere Boreidae, adapting to colder climates by losing its wings and feeding on the abundant understory mosses. Both groups have been collected on snow and at high elevations. However, these two groups are probably not sister groups, as males of Apteropanorpa have developed the bulbous, recurved abdomen found in advanced families, such as Panorpidae.

The best-known species, Apteropanorpa tasmanica, is known to carry two species of parasitic mites.[1]
Etymology

The genus name is derived from Panorpidae, a related family, and Ancient Greek apteros "wingless".
See also

Snow scorpionfly (Boreidae), another family of scorpionflies with reduced or no wings

References

Seeman, O.D., Palmer, C.M. 2011: Parasitism of Apteropanorpa tasmanica Carpenter (Mecoptera: Apteropanorpidae) by larval Leptus agrotis Southcott (Acari: Erythraeidae) and Willungella rufusanus sp. nov. (Acari: Microtrombidiidae). Zootaxa, 2925: 19–32. Preview

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