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Neuroptera British & World English

An order of predatory flying insects that includes the lacewings, alderflies, snake flies, and ant lions. They have four finely veined membranous wings

neuroptera in Neuroptera British & World English

Insects of the order Neuroptera

Neuroptera in alderfly British & World English

A brownish fly-like insect that lives near water and has predatory aquatic larvae

Neuroptera in ant lion British & World English

An insect that resembles a dragonfly, with predatory larvae that construct conical pits into which insect prey, especially ants, fall

Neuroptera in dobsonfly British & World English

A large grey North American winged insect related to the alderflies. Its predatory aquatic larva (the hellgrammite) is often used as fishing bait

Neuroptera in lacewing British & World English

A slender delicate insect with large clear membranous wings. Both the adults and larvae are typically predators of aphids

Neuroptera in Neuroptera British & World English

Insects of the order Neuroptera

Neuroptera in neuropteran British & World English

A predatory flying insect of the order Neuroptera, such as a lacewing or alderfly

Neuroptera in snake fly British & World English

A slender woodland insect with transparent wings and a long ‘neck’ which allows the head to be raised above the body