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Definition of the noun alderfly

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noun - plural: alderflies

  1. dark-colored insect having predaceous aquatic larvae

Alternative definition of the noun alderfly


  1. A member of any one of the sixty-six [l, en, species] of the [l, mul, Sialidae] family of [l, en, megalopteran] insects, each [l, en, specimen] of which has a body length not exceeding one [l, en, inch] and possesses long [l, en, filamentous] [l, en, antenna, antennae] and four large dark wings.

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Google previewTrout Stream Insects of New Zealand (2004)

by Norman Marsh

The adult alderfly is a rather unattractive insect with long finely veined wings held horizontally over the abdomen similar to the stoneflies. It is one of the largest of our aquatic insects, apart from some dragonflies, with a wingspan of up to 70 ...

Google previewRhyming Dictionary of Usa Place Names (2016)

by Alf Dray

agonistically agonizingly agony agreeably agriculturally agronomy aguishly aimlessly Ainsley airily alacrity alarmingly Albany alchemically alchemy alcoholically alderfly alertly algebraically algorithmically alimony allegedly allegorically.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Insects (2009)

by Vincent H. Resh, Ring T. Cardé

Alderfly. see Megaloptera...

Alderfly Amber.

Google previewThe Project Gutenberg Encyclopedia (101-)

by Project Gutenberg

ALDERFLY, the name given to neuropterous insects of the family Sialidae, related to the antlions, with long filamentous antennae and four large wings, of which the anterior pair is rather longer than the posterior. The females lay a vast number ...

Google previewThe Complete Outdoors Encyclopedia (2000)

by Vin T. Sparano

May 1 Smokey Alderfly (5) Sialis infumata Que., N. S.. N. Y.. New England, N. J., Pa., May to Wash . Mich., III.. Minn.. Calif. Sept. Black Midge (5) ...

Google previewConcise Oxford English Dictionary (2011)

Book & CD-ROM Set by Angus Stevenson, Maurice Waite

alderfly > n.

Google previewThe Canadian Encyclopedia (1999)

by James H. Marsh

Pitt Alderfly, small (13-18 mm), dark, soft-bodied INSECT of order Megaloptera, family Sialidae, found in freshwater habitats bordered by ALDER. It is characterized by 2 pairs of heavily veined, membranous wings, chewing mouth ...

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Alderfly Meaning

Video shows what alderfly means. A member of any one of the sixty-six species of the family of megalopteran insects, each specimen of which has a body length ...

Scrabble value of A1L1D2E1R1F4L1Y4

The value of this 8-letter word is 15 points. It is included in the second edition of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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