Any of various insects of the order Megaloptera, having large eyes, chewing mouthparts, two pairs of large wings, and aquatic larvae, and including the alderflies and dobsonflies. Megalopterans were formerly classified as members of the order Neuroptera.
Origin of megalopteran
From New Latin Megalopteraorder name Greek megalo-megalo- Greek pteronwing ; see -pter .
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Any of various relatively large carnivorous insects of the order Megaloptera, having biting mouthparts and two pairs of large wings. Megalopterans include the alderflies and dobsonflies, and used to be classified as neuropterans.