aphid lion
noun Date: 1949 any of several insect larvae (as a lacewing or ladybug larva) that feed on aphids — called also aphis lion

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • aphid lion — noun carnivorous larva of lacewing flies • Syn: ↑aphis lion • Hypernyms: ↑larva • Member Holonyms: ↑Chrysopidae, ↑family Chrysopidae, ↑Hemerobiidae, ↑family Hemerobiidae …   Useful english dictionary

  • aphid lion — the larva of a lacewing, usually predaceous on aphids. Also, aphis lion. * * * …   Universalium

  • aphid lion — a′phid (or a′phis) li on n. ent the larva of a lacewing, usu. predaceous on aphids …   From formal English to slang

  • aphis lion — noun carnivorous larva of lacewing flies • Syn: ↑aphid lion • Hypernyms: ↑larva • Member Holonyms: ↑Chrysopidae, ↑family Chrysopidae, ↑Hemerobiidae, ↑family Hemerobiidae …   Useful english dictionary

  • aphis lion — noun see aphid lion …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • aphidlion — aphid lion n. The larva of any of several insects of the family Chrysopidae, such as the lacewing, that feed on aphids. * * * …   Universalium

  • Chrysopidae — noun green lacewings • Syn: ↑family Chrysopidae • Hypernyms: ↑arthropod family • Member Holonyms: ↑Neuroptera, ↑order Neuroptera • Member Meronyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • family Chrysopidae — noun green lacewings • Syn: ↑Chrysopidae • Hypernyms: ↑arthropod family • Member Holonyms: ↑Neuroptera, ↑order Neuroptera • Member Meronyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • family Hemerobiidae — noun brown lacewings • Syn: ↑Hemerobiidae • Hypernyms: ↑arthropod family • Member Holonyms: ↑Neuroptera, ↑order Neuroptera • Member Meronyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Hemerobiidae — noun brown lacewings • Syn: ↑family Hemerobiidae • Hypernyms: ↑arthropod family • Member Holonyms: ↑Neuroptera, ↑order Neuroptera • Member Meronyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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