Scorpionflies and hangingflies
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Whiting, M. F. 2002. Mecoptera is paraphyletic: multiple genes and phylogeny of Mecoptera and Siphonaptera. Zoologica Scripta 31(1): 93-104.
Willman, R. 1987. The phylogenetic system of the Mecoptera. Systematic Entomology 12(4): 519-524.
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