alderfly

[ awl-der-flahy ]
/ ˈɔl dərˌflaɪ /

noun, plural al·der·flies.

any of several dark-colored neuropterous insects of the family Sialidae, the larvae of which are aquatic and predacious on other aquatic insects.

Origin of alderfly

First recorded in 1820–30; alder + fly2
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