neuropteran


neuropteran

adjective

  1. neuropterous.

noun

  1. Also neu·rop·ter·on. a neuropterous insect.

noun plural -terans, -terons or -tera (-tərə)

  1. any neuropterous insect

  1. Any of various carnivorous insects of the order Neuroptera, having four net-veined wings and mouthparts adapted for chewing. Neuropterans include the lacewings and antlions. Formerly, the dobsonflies and alderflies, now classified as a separate order Megaloptera, and the snakeflies, now classified as the order Raphidiodea, were considered neuropterans.

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