Pterygota is the name given to the Subclass of insects that possess wings; insects that don not belong in the Subclass Apterygota.
Within the Pterygota the Subclass is divided into two further divisions depending on the type of metamorphosis exhibited by insects in each group:
- Endopterygota - insects undergoing complete metamorphosis
- Exopterygota - insects undergoing incomplete metamorphosis
The Blue Morpho butterfly (Morpho sp.), like all winged insects, belongs in the subclass Pterygota.
Other names for (or types of) Pterygota include:
- Winged insects
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