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Definition of Neuroptera
NeuropteraInsecta In*sec"ta, n. pl. [NL. See Insect.]
1. (Zo["o]l.) One of the classes of Arthropoda, including
those that have one pair of antenn[ae], three pairs of
mouth organs, and breathe air by means of trache[ae],
opening by spiracles along the sides of the body. In this
sense it includes the Hexapoda, or six-legged insects and
the Myriapoda, with numerous legs. See Insect, n.
2. (Zo["o]l.) In a more restricted sense, the Hexapoda alone.
3. (Zo["o]l.) In the most general sense, the Hexapoda,
Myriapoda, and Arachnoidea, combined.
Note: The typical Insecta, or hexapod insects, are divided
into several orders, viz.: Hymenoptera, as the bees
and ants; Diptera, as the common flies and gnats;
Aphaniptera, or fleas; Lepidoptera, or moths and
butterflies; Neuroptera, as the ant-lions and
hellgamite; Coleoptera, or beetles; Hemiptera, as
bugs, lice, aphids; Orthoptera, as grasshoppers and
cockroaches; Pseudoneuroptera, as the dragon flies
and termites; Euplexoptera, or earwings; Thysanura,
as the springtails, podura, and lepisma. See these
words in the Vocabulary.
Neuroptera Neu*rop"te*ra, n. pl. [Nl., fr. gr. ? nerve + ? a
wing, fr. ? to fly.] (Zo["o]l.)
An order of hexapod insects having two pairs of large,
membranous, net-veined wings. The mouth organs are adapted
for chewing. They feed upon other insects, and undergo a
complete metamorphosis. The ant-lion, hellgamite, and
lacewing fly are examples. Formerly, the name was given to a
much more extensive group, including the true Neuroptera and
Meaning of Neuroptera from wikipedia
- The insect order Neuroptera
, or net-winged insects, includes
the lacewings, mantidflies, antlions, and their
relatives. The order consists
of some 6,000...
- "The First Mitochondrial Genomes
: Myrmeleontidae) and Split-footed Lacewing
: Nymphidae), with Phylogenetic
- Green lacewings
in the large family Chrysopidae
of the order Neuroptera
and (differing between
- then called Neuroptera
and snakeflies, but these
are now generally considered
to be separate
orders, with Neuroptera
- mantis-flies, is a family
to moderate-sized insects
in the order Neuroptera
are many genera
name Pelochyta arontes
(Stoll, ) Synonyms Sphinx arontes
Stoll,  Phalaena neuroptera
Sepp,  Halesidota degenera
- Neuropterida Raphidioptera
(alderflies, dobsonflies, fishflies) Neuroptera
(net-winged insects: lacewings, mantidflies, antlions)...
- the mantispid, Climaciella brunnea
(Say) (Mantispidae: Neuroptera
of the New York Entomological
Society. 91 (4): 508–511. JSTOR 25009393...
- (2005). "The pollens consumed
by common green lacewings Chrysoperla
: Chrysopidae) in cabbage
is a family
in the order Neuroptera
, commonly called
are some 450 extant
species. They are fast-flying crepuscular...
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