stonefly

stonefly

[stohn-flahy]
noun, plural stoneflies.
any of numerous dull-colored primitive aquatic insects of the order Plecoptera, having a distinctive flattened body shape: a major food source for game fish, especially bass and trout, which makes them popular as models for fishing flies.

Origin:
1400–50; late Middle English ston flie. See stone, fly2

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stonefly (ˈstəʊnˌflaɪ)
 
n , pl -flies
any insect of the order Plecoptera, in which the larvae are aquatic, living beneath stones, and the adults have long antennae and two pairs of large wings and occur near water
 
[C15: so called because its larvae live under stones in rivers]

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