family Raphidiidae

noun
a family of arthropods of the suborder Megaloptera, including snakeflies
Syn: ↑Raphidiidae
Hypernyms: ↑arthropod family
Member Holonyms: ↑Megaloptera, ↑suborder Megaloptera
Member Meronyms: ↑snakefly

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  • Raphidiidae — noun a family of arthropods of the suborder Megaloptera, including snakeflies • Syn: ↑family Raphidiidae • Hypernyms: ↑arthropod family • Member Holonyms: ↑Megaloptera, ↑suborder Megaloptera • …   Useful english dictionary

  • arthropod family — noun any of the arthropods • Hypernyms: ↑family • Hyponyms: ↑Phalangiidae, ↑family Phalangiidae, ↑Argiopidae, ↑family Argiopidae, ↑orb weaver, ↑Theridiidae, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • neuropteran — /noo rop teuhr euhn, nyoo /, adj. 1. neuropterous. n. 2. Also, neuropteron. a neuropterous insect. [1835 45; < NL Neuropter(a), neut. pl. of neuropterus (see NEUROPTEROUS) + AN] * * * ▪ insect Introduction       any of a group of insects commonly …   Universalium

  • snakefly — noun predatory insect of western North America having a long necklike prothorax • Hypernyms: ↑neuropteron, ↑neuropteran, ↑neuropterous insect • Member Holonyms: ↑Raphidiidae, ↑family Raphidiidae * * * /snayk fluy /, n., pl. snakeflies …   Useful english dictionary

  • Megaloptera — noun in some classifications considered a separate order: alderflies; dobsonflies; snake flies • Syn: ↑suborder Megaloptera • Hypernyms: ↑animal order • Member Holonyms: ↑Neuroptera, ↑order Neuroptera …   Useful english dictionary

  • suborder Megaloptera — noun in some classifications considered a separate order: alderflies; dobsonflies; snake flies • Syn: ↑Megaloptera • Hypernyms: ↑animal order • Member Holonyms: ↑Neuroptera, ↑order Neuroptera …   Useful english dictionary

  • snakefly — /snayk fluy /, n., pl. snakeflies. any neuropterous insect of the family Raphidiidae, of western North America, having an elongated prothorax resembling a neck. [1660 70; SNAKE + FLY2] * * * ▪ insect  any of more than 175 species of insects that… …   Universalium

  • raphidiodea — rəˌfidēˈōdēə noun plural Usage: capitalized Etymology: New Latin, from Raphidium + odea : a small suborder of Neuroptera that comprises the snake flies, includes the family Raphidiidae and a few related insects, and is often considered an… …   Useful english dictionary

  • snake fly — noun : any of several insects of the suborder Raphidiodea having a large head and an elongated prothorax that suggests a neck * * * snake fly noun A neuropterous insect (genus Raphidia) with a necklike prothorax • • • Main Entry: ↑snake * * * n.… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Snakefly — Taxobox name = Snakeflies fossil range=Early Cretaceous Recent image width = 240px image caption = Female Raphidia notata regnum = Animalia phylum = Arthropoda classis = Insecta ordo = Raphidioptera ordo authority = Handlirsch, 1908 subordo =… …   Wikipedia

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