platyptera definition

  • noun-plural:
    • A division of Pseudoneuroptera including the types which may have four broad, level wings, once the termites, or white-ants, in addition to rock flies (Perla).
  • noun:
    • A genus of fishes, typical for the household Platypteridæ.
    • In Packard's system associated with the category of pests, the 4th order of ametabolous bugs. They have four netveined wings together with mouth-parts adapted for biting, and can include the Termitidæ while the Mallophaga.
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