Definition of Dobson fly
1. Noun. Large soft-bodied insect having long slender mandibles in the male; aquatic larvae often used as bait.
Generic synonyms: Neuropteran, Neuropteron, Neuropterous Insect
Group relationships: Corydalis, Corydalus, Genus Corydalis, Genus Corydalus
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Dobson Fly
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Literary usage of Dobson fly
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1. College zoology by Robert William Hegner (1918)
"... grouped together as distinct orders. dola cornuta, is a well- (From Packard.) known representative. The dobson-fly, Cory- Fie- 280. — Order NEUROPTERA. ..."
2. The World Book: Organized Knowledge in Story and Picture edited by Michael Vincent O'Shea, Ellsworth D. Foster, George Herbert Locke (1917)
"... fish fly, ant lion and dobson fly. The May fly, stone fly and dragon fly, formerly included in the order, are now considered as forming separate orders. ..."
3. The Elements of Animal Biology by Samuel Jackson Holmes (1919)
"Another insect of somewhat similar habits is the large dobson fly, Corydalus, which reaches a length of 4.5 inches. The males have remarkably long slender ..."
4. Biennial Report by California Dept. of Agriculture, California State Commission of Horticulture (1907)
"... includes the dobson fly, which, in its larval form, serves as a bait for anglers. In this stage it is an aquatic insect, living upon other water insects ..."