neuropterous insect


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Noun1.neuropterous insect - insect having biting mouthparts and four large membranous wings with netlike veins
insect - small air-breathing arthropod
Neuroptera, order Neuroptera - an order of insects including: lacewings; antlions; dobsonflies; alderflies; fish flies; mantispids; spongeflies
antlion fly, ant lion, antlion - winged insect resembling a dragonfly; the larvae (doodlebugs) dig conical pits where they wait to catch e.g. ants
lacewing, lacewing fly - any of two families of insects with gauzy wings (Chrysopidae and Hemerobiidae); larvae feed on insect pests such as aphids
Corydalus cornutus, dobson fly, dobsonfly, dobson - large soft-bodied insect having long slender mandibles in the male; aquatic larvae often used as bait
fish fly, fish-fly - similar to but smaller than the dobsonfly; larvae are used as fishing bait
alder fly, alderfly, Sialis lutaria - dark-colored insect having predaceous aquatic larvae
snakefly - predatory insect of western North America having a long necklike prothorax
mantispid - insect that resembles a mantis; larvae are parasites in the nests of spiders and wasps
spongefly, spongillafly - hairy-bodied insect whose larvae feed on freshwater sponges
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Catalogue of the specimens of neuropterous insects of the collection of the British Museum.