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Neuroptera is a order of net-winged insects, and includes the lacewings, mantidflies, antlions, and their relatives. The order contains some 6,010 species.

Neuroptera
Temporal range: Permian to Recent
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Green lacewing
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Neuroptera

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The adults of this order possess four membranous wings, with the forewings and hindwings about the same size, and with many veins. They have chewing mouthparts, and undergo complete metamorphosis. Most of the larvae and adults are predators.

The clade first appeared in the Permian period,