Zoraptera

Synonyms: Zorotypida Common name: angel insects

Minute gregarious insects; head with nine-segmented moniliform antennae and biting mouth-parts; commonly apterous but occasionally winged, with greatly reduced venation, tarsi two-segmented; cerci short and unsegmented, ovipositor absent, male genitalia specialized and frequently asymmetrical.

The Zoraptera constitute a very small order of insects, containing about 32 living species in a single genus Zorotypus plus 6 fossil species (Engel and Grimaldi, 2002).The order has a worldwide but patchy distribution in warmer climates, including many oceanic islands. A few species occur in regions with a temperate climate, for example, the southern U.S.A. and Tibet.

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