the lamiines group, a witness of the biodiversity to know and let know
|kingdom||Multicellular and generally mobile organisms.
Arthropods, Molluscs, Mammals, Birds, Fish, Reptiles, Jellyfish...
|phylum||1,000 MY. 1,200,000 sp.|
|Invertebrates with jointed appendages and segmented body, supported and protected by an exoskeleton.
Crustaceans, Hexapods, Myriapods...
|superclass||600 MY. 1,000,000 sp.|
|Three pairs of legs, eleven abdominal segments at most.
Insects, Two-pronged Britlebails, Coneheads, Springtails...
|class||400 MY. 835,000 sp.|
|Two pairs of wings. Heterometabolous (Dragonflies, Grasshoppers, Cockroaches, Mantids...) and Holometabolous insects (Beetles, Butterflies...) more advanced in their development through states -egg, larva, pupa and imago-|
|order||325 MY. 830,000 sp.|
|Forewings modified protective sleeve covering the hind wings at rest.
Beetles mainly Adephagous (Carabs, Tiger beetles, Water beetles) and Polyphagous (Weevils, Scarabs...).
|superfamily||275 MY. 350,000 sp.|
|Legs with five articles to tarsus four visible.
Long-horned and Leaf Beetles.
|family||120 MY. 70,000 sp.|
|Antennae often longer than the body, inserted in an indentation of the eye.
|subfamily||100 MY. 40,000 sp.|
|Retractile head or vertical forehead, apically sharp palps.
|80 MY. 20,000 sp.|