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Any of various neuropteran insects of several families, especially Chrysopidae and Hemerobiidae, having predaceous larvae and, in the adult, two pairs of delicate, many-veined wings and long antennae.


(Animals) any of various neuropterous insects, esp any of the families Chrysopidae (green lacewings) and Hemerobiidae (brown lacewings), having lacy wings and preying on aphids and similar pests



any of several slender green neuropteran insects of the family Chrysopidae, with transparent wings.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lacewing - any of two families of insects with gauzy wings (Chrysopidae and Hemerobiidae)lacewing - any of two families of insects with gauzy wings (Chrysopidae and Hemerobiidae); larvae feed on insect pests such as aphids
neuropteran, neuropteron, neuropterous insect - insect having biting mouthparts and four large membranous wings with netlike veins
chrysopid, green lacewing, stink fly - pale green unpleasant-smelling lacewing fly having carnivorous larvae
brown lacewing, hemerobiid, hemerobiid fly - small dark-colored lacewing fly
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The green lacewing insect fossil, found in Driftwood Canyon Provincial Park near Smithers, is now known as Archaeochrysa sanikwa.
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They are part of the "Biological Control Natural Predators Collection" which also offers lacewing larvae which can eat up to 50 aphids a day or Phytoseiulus which are "fast moving predatory mites for controlling red spider mite in your conservatory or greenhouse".
To estimate the range of ultrasonic bat echolocation, the researchers played taped calls of two species of bats in a soundproof room and recorded the way the sound bounced off four dead insects - a moth, an ant, a lacewing, and a mosquito.
The charity, which has a base at Denby Dale, has also seen big sales of the Ladybird & Lacewing Box.
Malaysian photographe Hock Ping Guek took a picture of a green lacewing with dark markings at the base of its wings in a park near Kuala Lumpur.
In 2012, new species such as the lacewing fly, the Iridescent Blue Tarantula, and Myanmar's Sneezing Monkey were discovered.
The analysis of data showed that population of lacewing was highly significant with respect to the observation dates (F = 2.
99), no lacewings were seen visiting the Chapelwood Lacewing Chamber (pounds 22.
A single lacewing devours between 1,000 and 10,000 aphids in its lifetime, while a ladybird larva can eat between 30 and 40 aphids a day.
Once researchers define which lacewing species are endemic to the areas at risk in the Caribbean, Chauhan plans to explore whether the technologies he developed could be used to entice those local predators to congregate and help in the efforts to control the red palm mite.