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Neuroptera

Neu`rop´te`ra   Pronunciation: nũ`rǒp´tė`rå
prop. n. p1.(Zool.) An order of hexapod insects having two pairs of large, membranous, net-veined wings. The mouth organs are adapted for chewing. They feed upon other insects, and undergo a complete metamorphosis. The ant-lion, hellgamite, and lacewing fly are examples. Formerly, the name was given to a much more extensive group, including the true Neuroptera and the Pseudoneuroptera.
Noun1.Neuroptera - an order of insects including: lacewings; antlions; dobsonflies; alderflies; fishflies; mantispids; spongeflies
animal order, Chrysopidae, class Hexapoda, class Insecta, family Chrysopidae, family Hemerobiidae, family Mantispidae, family Myrmeleontidae, family Sisyridae, Hemerobiidae, Hexapoda, Insecta, Mantispidae, Megaloptera, Myrmeleontidae, neuropteran, neuropteron, neuropterous insect, order Neuroptera, Sisyridae, suborder Megaloptera
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