nymphid

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English[edit]

Nymphes myrmeleonides

Noun[edit]

nymphid (plural nymphids)

  1. (zoology) Any winged insect of the family Nymphidae, a split-footed lacewing.
    • 1981, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization, Australian Journal of Zoology, Volume 29, page 742,
      M. nebulosus, the only nymphid so far described from New Guinea, is considerably larger than others of this genus, and is distinct on wing markings and (from those known) on male genitalic features.
    • 1992, Horst Aspöck, Mervyn W. Mansell, Current Research in Neuropterology: Proceedings of the Fourth International Symposium on Neuropterology, Bagnères-de-Luchon, Haute-Garonne, France, 24-27 June 1991, page 239,
      Trichosors are probably plesiomorphic, being retained only by nymphids.
    • 1998, Journal of Neuropterology, Volumes 1-2, page 80,
      This rarity seems to be a general feature of most nymphid species, only two of which - Nymphes myrmeleonides and Myiodactylus osmyloides - appear to be encountered with any regularity.
    • 2009, Catherine A. Tauber, Maurice J. Tauber, Gilberto S. Albuquerque, Neuroptera (Lacewings, Antlions), Vincent H. Resh, Ring T. Cardé (editors), Encyclopedia of Insects, page 701,
      Characteristically, the larvae hold their jaws open at very wide angles; some New World species resemble nymphids in being able to open their jaws beyond 270°.

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