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Superregnum: Eukaryota
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
Supercohort: Polyneoptera
Cohort: Anartioptera
Magnordo: Polyplecoptera
Superordo: Plecopterida
Mirordo: Mystroptera
Ordo: Embiidina

Familia: Oligotomidae
Genus: Oligotoma

Species (25): O. albertisi – O. annandalei – O. approximans – O. asymmetrica – O. ceylonica – O. dharwariana – O. dichroa – O. falcis – O. gravelyi – O. greeniana – O. humbertiana – O. masi – O. michaeli – O. minuscula – O. minuta – O. montana – O. nana – O. nigra – O. pruthii – O. saundersii – O. scottiana – O. sulcata – O. termitophila – O. vosseleri – † O. westwoodi
Oligotoma Westwood, 1837

Oligotoma is a genus of webspinners, insects in the order Embioptera, also known as Embiidina.[1] The type species is Oligotoma saundersii and the type locality the Indian subcontinent.[2] The males have wings but the females are flightless. Embiids are recognisable by the enlarged front tarsi, which contain a large number of silk glands that they use to spin the threads they use for building the tubes and galleries in which they live.[3]

The Embioptera Species File lists the following species:-[2]

Oligotoma albertisi Navás, 1930
Oligotoma approximans Davis, 1938
Oligotoma aurea Ross, 1948
Oligotoma brunnea Ross, 1948
Oligotoma burmana Ross, 2007
Oligotoma davisi Ross, 1948
Oligotoma dharwariana Bradoo, 1971
Oligotoma falcis Ross, 1943
Oligotoma glauerti Tillyard, 1923
Oligotoma greeniana Enderlein, 1912
Oligotoma gurneyi Froggatt, 1904
Oligotoma hollandia Ross, 1948
Oligotoma humbertiana (Saussure, 1896)
Oligotoma inaequalis Banks, 1924
Oligotoma insularis McLachlan, 1877
Oligotoma josephii Bradoo, 1971
Oligotoma mandibulata Ross, 1948
Oligotoma maritima Ross, 1948
Oligotoma michaeli McLachlan, 1877
Oligotoma nigra Hagen, 1885
Oligotoma oculata Ross, 1948
Oligotoma saundersii (Westwood, 1837)
Oligotoma tillyardi Davis, 1936
Oligotoma ubicki Ross, 2007


"Genus Oligotoma". Retrieved 22 August 2017.
"Genus Oligotoma Westwood 1837". Embioptera Species File. Retrieved 22 August 2017.
Poolprasert, Pisit (2012). "The Embiopteran Genus Oligotoma Westwood, 1837 (Embioptera: Oligotomidae), with Three New Recorded Species from Thailand". Kasertsart Journal (Natural Science). 46 (3): 408–417.

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