alderflies


alderflies
n. neuropterous insects of the family Sialidae characterized by their dark color

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • neuropteran — /noo rop teuhr euhn, nyoo /, adj. 1. neuropterous. n. 2. Also, neuropteron. a neuropterous insect. [1835 45; < NL Neuropter(a), neut. pl. of neuropterus (see NEUROPTEROUS) + AN] * * * ▪ insect Introduction       any of a group of insects commonly …   Universalium

  • Alderfly — Taxobox name = Alderflies image width = 240px image caption = Adult Sialis lutaria regnum = Animalia phylum = Arthropoda subphylum = Hexapoda classis = Insecta subclassis = Pterygota infraclassis = Neoptera superordo = Endopterygota or… …   Wikipedia

  • Pterygota — Taxobox name = Pterygota fossil range=Carboniferous Recent image width = 300px image caption = Honeybee (order Hymenoptera) regnum = Animalia phylum = Arthropoda subphylum = Hexapoda classis = Insecta subclassis = Pterygota subclassis authority …   Wikipedia

  • Neoptera — Neopterans Temporal range: Late Carboniferous–Recent …   Wikipedia

  • insect — insectival /in sek tuy veuhl/, adj. /in sekt/, n. 1. any animal of the class Insecta, comprising small, air breathing arthropods having the body divided into three parts (head, thorax, and abdomen), and having three pairs of legs and usually two… …   Universalium

  • Sialidae — noun an arthropod family including: alderflies • Syn: ↑family Sialidae • Hypernyms: ↑arthropod family • Member Holonyms: ↑Megaloptera, ↑suborder Megaloptera • Member Meronyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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  • Neuroptera — Lacewing redirects here. For other uses, see Lacewing (disambiguation). Neuroptera Temporal range: 299–0 Ma …   Wikipedia

  • Endopterygota — Temporal range: Pennsylvanian–Recent …   Wikipedia


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