Neuroptera definition

  • proper-noun:
    • A taxonomic order within the superorder Neuropterida — the lacewings and associated pests.
  • proper-noun-plural:
    • An order of hexapod insects having two pairs of big, membranous, net-veined wings. The lips body organs are adjusted for chewing. They feed upon various other pests, and go through an entire metamorphosis. The ant-lion, hellgamite, and lacewing fly are examples. Formerly, title was presented with to a much more considerable team, including the true Neuroptera and the Pseudoneuroptera.
  • others:
    • An order of this class Insecta, established by Linnæus in 1748.
  • noun:
    • an order of bugs including: lacewings; antlions; dobsonflies; alderflies; seafood flies; mantispids; spongeflies

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