aphis lion
noun see aphid lion

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Aphis lion — A phis li on (Zo[ o]l.) The larva of the lacewinged flies ({Chrysopa}), which feeds voraciously upon aphids. The name is also applied to the larv[ae] of the ladybugs ({Coccinella}). [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • aphis lion — n. any of the larvae of a family (Chrysopidae) of lacewings: a useful insect that feeds on aphids * * * …   Universalium

  • aphis lion — n. any of the larvae of a family (Chrysopidae) of lacewings: a useful insect that feeds on aphids …   English World dictionary

  • 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 wolf — aphis lion or aphis wolf, any one of various insect larvae, such as of the ladybug, that feed on aphids …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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 — 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

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

  • Chrysopa — Aphis lion A phis li on (Zo[ o]l.) The larva of the lacewinged flies ({Chrysopa}), which feeds voraciously upon aphids. The name is also applied to the larv[ae] of the ladybugs ({Coccinella}). [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

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