lace-winged fly
Lacewing Lace"wing` (l[=a]s"w[i^]ng`), n. (Zo["o]l.) Any one of several species of neuropterous insects of the genus {Chrysopa} and allied genera. They have delicate, lacelike wings and brilliant eyes. Their larv[ae] are useful in destroying aphids. Called also {lace-winged fly}, and {goldeneyed fly}. [1913 Webster]

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