Neuroptera

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Neuroptera

the order of ENDOPTERYGOTE insects containing the alderflies and lacewings, possessing two pairs of similar, membranous wings.
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Antlions (Myrmeleontidae) are neuropteran predators commonly found in tropical regions.
Semi-aquatic insects and other groups living around vegetation and water bodies include grasshoppers, crickets, dragonflies, or neuropterans, caddis fly larvae and some larvae of the beetle Coptoclavidae (for details see Ponomarenko & Martinez-Delclos 2000, Soriano et al.
When neuropterans pupate, larvae dig a small cavity in the soil and spin a loose silken cocoon around themselves.