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Endopterygota: Quiz


Question 1: More recently, this has increasingly been rejected and DNA sequence data seems to verify that the hymenopterans are indeed among the most basal endopterygotes, whereas flies and ________ are often considered the most radically advanced insects.

Question 2: The Endopterygota are among the most diverse insect superorders, with at least 680,000 living species divided between eleven orders, containing insects such as butterflies, fleas, bees, ________ and beetles.

Question 3: The latter trait is plesiomorphic however and not exclusively found in the exopterygotes, but also in groups such as ________ (dragonflies and damselflies) which are not Neoptera but more basal among insects.

Question 4: The Endopterygota, also known as Holometabola, are ________ of the subclass Pterygota which go through distinctive larval, pupal, and adult stages.

Question 5: The Endopterygota are sometimes divided into three assemblages: Neuropteroida (Neuroptera, Megaloptera, Raphidioptera and Coleoptera), ________ (Hymenoptera), and Panorpoida (Siphonaptera, Diptera, Trichoptera, Lepidoptera, Strepsiptera and Mecoptera).

Question 6: It was long believed that the hymenopterans, with their highly-developed social systems, constituted the most advanced insects, despite their rather "primitive" anatomy compared to flies and ________ for example.


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