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Genus Merope

Neuropteran? Small lacewing size, but folds wings completely flat - Merope tuber - female Forcepfly - Merope tuber - female Forcepfly - Merope tuber Merope tuber - male Forcepfly - Merope tuber - male bug - Merope tuber Translucent-winged insect - Merope tuber Forcepfly - Merope tuber - male
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Mecoptera (Scorpionflies, Hangingflies and Allies)
Family Meropeidae (Forcepflies)
Genus Merope
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Merope Newman, 1838
Explanation of Names
In Greek mythology, Merope was one of the seven Pleiades, daughters of Atlas and Pleione.
Numbers
A single species in the genus (1)
Size
body 8-15 mm
Range
e. NA(1)
Remarks
see the species page for more details