Hypoperlina

Idelopsocus splendens, from Rasnitsyn (2002).

Belongs within: Paraneoptera.

The Hypoperlina are a group of insects known from the Middle Carboniferous to the Early Permian. At least some species are known to have fed on pollen.

Characters (from Rasnitsyn 2002): Slender; short-headed; wings more or less oligoneurous, rest position roof-like.

<==Hypoperlina
    |  i. s.: XenoneuraR02
    |--Asiuropa [Asiuropidae]R02
    |    `--A. uralensisR02
    |--LetopalopteridaeR02
    |    |--Letopaloptera albardianaRJ93
    |    `--Permindigena lientericusR02
    `--HypoperlidaeR02
         |--Martynopsocus [Martynopsocidae]R02
         |--Hypoperla elegansR02
         |--Idelopsocus splendensR02
         |--KaltanelmoaR02
         `--Boreopsocus danksaeR02

*Type species of generic name indicated

References

[R02] Rasnitsyn, A. P. 2002. Cohors Cimiciformes Laicharting, 1781. In: Rasnitsyn, A. P., & D. L. J. Quicke (eds) History of Insects pp. 104–115. Kluwer Academic Publishers: Dordrecht.

[RJ93] Ross, A. J., & E. A. Jarzembowski. 1993. Arthropoda (Hexapoda; Insecta). In: Benton, M. J. (ed.) The Fossil Record 2 pp. 363–426. Chapman & Hall: London.

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