alderfly definition

  • noun:
    • an associate of every one of several sixty-six types of the Sialidae category of megalopteran insects, each specimen which features a body length maybe not exceeding one-inch and possesses long filamentous antennae and four huge dark wings.
    • A name distributed by fishermen to a certain neuropterous insect associated with family members Sialidæ, used as, or imitated for use as, bait: so-named given that it happens along alder-lined streams in England.
    • dark-colored pest having predaceous aquatic larvae
    • dark-colored insect having predaceous aquatic larvae
  • others:
    • Any of many dark-colored neuropterous bugs of the genus Sialis or allied genera. They've predaceous aquatic larvæ, that are used for bait.
    • An artificial fly with brown mottled wings, human anatomy of peacock harl, and black feet.

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