fish-fly
1) a large, soft-bodied insect found near streams with aquatic larvae called hellgramites used as fish bait (Corydalidae, Megaloptera)
2) the rove beetle (Staphylinus villosus) which swarmed in older fish processing sheds. Also called fish beetle

Dictionary of ichthyology. 2009.

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  • fish fly — noun similar to but smaller than the dobsonfly; larvae are used as fishing bait • Syn: ↑fish fly • Hypernyms: ↑neuropteron, ↑neuropteran, ↑neuropterous insect • Member Holonyms: ↑Corydalidae, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • fish-fly — noun similar to but smaller than the dobsonfly; larvae are used as fishing bait • Syn: ↑fish fly • Hypernyms: ↑neuropteron, ↑neuropteran, ↑neuropterous insect • Member Holonyms: ↑Corydalidae, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • fish fly — 1) a large, soft bodied insect found near streams with aquatic larvae called hellgramites used as fish bait (Corydalidae, Megaloptera) 2) the rove beetle (Staphylinus villosus) which swarmed in older fish processing sheds. Also called fish beetle …   Dictionary of ichthyology

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