order Neuroptera


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Noun1.order Neuroptera - an order of insects including: lacewingsorder Neuroptera - an order of insects including: lacewings; antlions; dobsonflies; alderflies; fish flies; mantispids; spongeflies
animal order - the order of animals
class Hexapoda, class Insecta, Hexapoda, Insecta - insects; about five-sixths of all known animal species
neuropteran, neuropteron, neuropterous insect - insect having biting mouthparts and four large membranous wings with netlike veins
Chrysopidae, family Chrysopidae - green lacewings
Megaloptera, suborder Megaloptera - in some classifications considered a separate order: alderflies; dobsonflies; snake flies
family Sisyridae, Sisyridae - an arthropod family of the order Neuroptera that includes spongeflies
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The order Neuroptera has received recent interest, due to their promise as biological control agents and a tolerance for several modern insecticides (Canard 1998).