One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A brownish insect that lives near water and has predatory aquatic larvae.
Family Sialidae, order Neuroptera: several genera
- ‘Larvae of alderflies differ from hellgrammites in that they lack the two hooks at the end of the abdomen.’
- ‘This is a very small order of Australian insects commonly known as alderflies and dobsonflies.’
- ‘The alderfly larvae, known to all and coveted by fish and anglers alike, is the hellgrammite.’
- ‘Most alderfly investigations have been in the temperate regions of North America and Europe.’
- ‘The alderfly pupa isn't available to fish, as the larva crawls out of the water onto shore before pupating.’
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