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

Definition of Nemopteridae

  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of nemopteridae

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

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