Megaloptera

plural noun Meg·a·lop·tera

Definition of Megaloptera

  1. :  a small order of usually large insects that are often included in Neuroptera, have ample wings with a folded anal area in the hind pair, and develop from aquatic predacious larvae — compare alder fly, dobson fly

megalopteran

\-tərən\ noun, plural

-s

megalopterous

adjective

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Origin and Etymology of megaloptera

New Latin, from megal- + -ptera


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