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Noun1.Neuroptera - an order of insects including: lacewingsNeuroptera - 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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Die Neuropteren Europas, Eine zusammenfassende Darstellung der Systematik, Okologie und Chorologie der Neuropteroidea (Megaloptera, Raphidioptera, Planipennia) Europes, Vol 2, pp.
Neuropteroidea und Mecoptera (Netzfluger and Schnabelfliegen).
2009) molecular phylogenies, especially the clades Neuropteroidea, Coleopteroidea (possibly including the Strepsiptera), Hymenoptera, Mecopteroidea, Antliophora (possibly including the Siphonaptera), and Amphiesmenoptera.