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Relationships after Szumik 1996.
Containing group: Embiidina


Choe, J. C. 1994. Communal nesting and subsociality in a webspinner, Anisembia texana (Insecta, Embiidina, Anisembiidae). Animal Behaviour 47(4):971-973.

Edgerly, J. S., C. A. Szumik, and C. N. McCreedy. 2007. On new characters of the eggs of Embioptera with the description of a new species of Saussurembia (Anisembiidae). Systematic Entomology 32:387395.

Szumik, C. A. 1996. The higher classification of the order Embioptera: A cladistic analysis. Cladistics 12:41-64.

Szumik, C. A. 1998. Una nueva especie de Anisembiidae (Insecta, Embioptera) en ambar dominicano. [A new species of Anisembiidae (Insecta, Embioptera) from Dominican amber.] Revista Brasileira de Entomologia 42(1-2):7-8.

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