from The Century Dictionary.
- In entomology, a division of pseudoneuropterous insects, having the reticulated wings folded in repose, whence the name.
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- noun stoneflies
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Plecoptera or Plectoptera: plaited winged: an ordinal term applied to net-veined insects in which the secondaries are longitudinally folded beneath primaries; mouth mandibulate; body loosely jointed; prothorax free; metamorphosis incomplete: the term Plecoptera was used by Brauer for Perlidae; Plectoptera by Packard for the
We also have evidence that some streams no longer support the order Plecoptera (stoneflies).
Dragon-flies, three well-known orders of insects respectively called by systematists the Plecoptera, the Ephemeroptera and the Odonata.
~Plecoptera~ (pl [= e] - k [) o] p'-t [= e] - ra).