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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Neuropterans are commonly attacked by a very diverse guild of parasitoids in the field (Feener & Brown 1997; Matsura et al.
The term 'pectinate fusion' refers to a case involving the successive pectinate emergence of branches of a vein fused with another, the former lacking a distinct main stem (documented in neuropterans, see Shi et al.
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.