alderfly


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Related to alderfly: Sialis lutaria, Fishfly

alderfly:

see dobsonflydobsonfly,
common name for a group of insects of the order Megaloptera, found throughout E North America. The adults may be 5 in. (12.7 cm) long; the male has mandibles half as long as the body. They are soft-bodied insects with a fluttery flight, and are largely nocturnal.
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New record of the alderfly Sialis mohri (Megaloptera: Sialidae) from Texas and Louisiana, USA.
He will round off his day with the mount on Alderfly for John Spearing in the Pimm's Intermediate Open National Hunt Flat Race.
He will end the day with the mount on Alderfly for John Spearing in the Pimm's Intermediate Open National Hunt Flat Race.