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1An order of insects that comprises the stoneflies.
- ‘The Grylloblattida s. Storozhenko matches the composition of the Plecopteroid Assemblage excluding the Plecoptera.’
- ‘Hedriumichnus may therefore have been produced by a nymph of a primitive Ephemeroptera (Mayflies; the lobes representing abdominal leglets), or Plecoptera (Stoneflies; the lobes representing globular gills).’
- ‘One small brown insect that I first thought might be some type of Plecoptera or Neuroptera quickly revealed itself to be a webspinner (Embioptera).’
- ‘Hedriumichnus, known only from the Robledo Mountains, is interpreted as the resting trace of a nymph of a primitive Ephemeroptera or Plecoptera.’
- 1.1as plural noun plecoptera Insects of the order "Plecoptera"; stoneflies.
- ‘Analysis of the databases shows that the Plecoptera are at a much better level of determination than the Ephemeroptera.’
- ‘Plecoptera are thought to have a relationship with the Orthopteroid-Plecopteroid assemblage.’
Modern Latin (plural), from Greek plekos wickerwork (from plekein to plait) + pteron wing.
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