lacewing fly
noun see lacewing

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • lacewing fly — noun any of two families of insects with gauzy wings (Chrysopidae and Hemerobiidae); larvae feed on insect pests such as aphids • Syn: ↑lacewing • Hypernyms: ↑neuropteron, ↑neuropteran, ↑neuropterous insect • Hyponyms: ↑green …   Useful english dictionary

  • lacewing — noun Date: 1854 any of various neuropterous insects (as genera Chrysopa and Hemerobius) having delicate lacelike wing venation, usually long antennae, and often brilliant eyes called also lacewing fly …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • lacewing — noun /ˈleɪs.wɪŋ/ Any of several gauzy winged insects of the families Chrysopidae and Hemerobiidae. Syn: lacewing fly …   Wiktionary

  • 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • stink fly — noun pale green unpleasant smelling lacewing fly having carnivorous larvae • Syn: ↑green lacewing, ↑chrysopid • Hypernyms: ↑lacewing, ↑lacewing fly • Hyponyms: ↑goldeneye, ↑golden eyed …   Useful english dictionary

  • green lacewing — noun pale green unpleasant smelling lacewing fly having carnivorous larvae • Syn: ↑chrysopid, ↑stink fly • Hypernyms: ↑lacewing, ↑lacewing fly • Hyponyms: ↑goldeneye, ↑golden eyed fly …   Useful english dictionary

  • brown lacewing — noun small dark colored lacewing fly • Syn: ↑hemerobiid, ↑hemerobiid fly • Hypernyms: ↑lacewing, ↑lacewing fly • Member Holonyms: ↑Hemerobiidae, ↑family Hemerobiidae …   Useful english dictionary

  • hemerobiid fly — noun small dark colored lacewing fly • Syn: ↑brown lacewing, ↑hemerobiid • Hypernyms: ↑lacewing, ↑lacewing fly • Member Holonyms: ↑Hemerobiidae, ↑family Hemerobiidae …   Useful english dictionary

  • goldeneyed 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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