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Definition of the noun raphidiidae
What does raphidiidae mean as a name of something?
noun - plural: -
- a family of arthropods of the suborder Megaloptera, including snakeflies
- lexical domain: Animals - nouns denoting animals
- synonym of Raphidiidae: family Raphidiidae
- more generic term: arthropod family = any of the arthropods
- member of: Megaloptera / suborder Megaloptera = in some classifications considered a separate order: alderflies; dobsonflies
- member: snakefly = predatory insect of western North America having a long necklike prothorax
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Encyclopedia of Insects (2009)
by Vincent H. Resh, Ring T. Cardé
Adult Raphidiidae are day-active entomophagous insects, preying on soft-bodied arthropods and pollen; the natural food of Inocelliidae is virtually unknown, but in captivity they feed on artificial diets and pollen has very rarely been found in ...
A Dictionary of Entomology (2011)
RAPHIDIIDAE Plural Noun.
A Dictionary of Zoology (2003)
by Michael Allaby
Raphidiidae(snakeflies; subclass *Pterygota, order *Megaloptera) Family of predatory insects, which have four membranous wings with a complex venation, similar to those of lacewings and alderflies. The characteristic prolongation of the ...
... to which are Added, a Syllabus of Practical Taxidermy, and a Glossarial Appendix by Samuel Maunder
RAPHIDIA: RAPHIDIIDAE. A genus and family of Neuropterous insects, which are of comparatively small size, and ...
The Encyclopaedia Britannica (1911)
A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and General Information
The Raphidiidae or snake-flies (q.v.) are remarkable for the long, narrow, tapering prothorax which gives the appearance of a constricted neck, while the female has a long ovipositor. Both these families are very sparingly represented in our ...
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Scrabble value of R1A1P3H4I1D2I1I1D2A1E1
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