plural noun
Nemop·​ter·​i·​dae | \ ˌnēˌmäpˈterəˌdē, ˌneˌ- \

Definition of Nemopteridae

: a family of neuropterous insects whose hind wings are elongate and ribbonlike and whose larvae inhabit dusty or sandy regions and prey on small insects

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History and Etymology for Nemopteridae

New Latin, from Nemoptera, type genus (from nem- + -ptera) + -idae

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“Nemopteridae.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 18 January 2020.

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