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Neuroptera

neuroptera

(Science: zoology) 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 the pseudoneuroptera.

Origin: Nl, fr. Gr. Nerve _ a wing, fr. To fly.


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Animal Name Game!

:D Neuroptera is cool!! I don't like insects that much but these are........nice!! Thank you for showing them to me.

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by ping
Wed Aug 01, 2007 5:46 pm
 
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Animal Name Game!

By the way,these insects are really nice, Neuroptera! :D

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by ping
Tue Jul 31, 2007 4:13 pm
 
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DING DING DING haha, now how fast can you guess my insect? Neuroptera is the correct order!

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by February Beetle
Sun Jul 29, 2007 11:52 pm
 
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Animal Name Game!

.......... Neuroptera? :?

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by ping
Sun Jul 29, 2007 5:01 pm
 
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