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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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McEwen and Kidd (1995) investigated the role of artificial foods comprising yeast products such as sugar and water, which were sprayed in the field to increase numbers of naturally occurring lacewing populations.
The green lacewing, Mallada basalis (Walker) (Neuroptera: Chrysopidae), distributed in South China, is one of the most important natural enemies used in the biological control of insect pests of forestry and agriculture (Ye et al.
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Biosafety of a biopesticide and some pesticides used on cotton crop against green lacewing, Chrysoperla carnea (Stehens) (Neuroptera: Chrysopidae).
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".
Gardening magazine, not a single butterfly was seen to use the Gardman Butterfly Haven, no lacewings were seen visiting the Chapelwood Lacewing Chamber and just one ladybird was seen checking into the Crocus Ladybird Hotel when wildlife homes were tested in 10 gardens, mostly in and around the Sheffield area.
Scientists at CSIRO Entomology have learnt that silk made by the common Australian green lacewing can be stretched up to six times further than silkworm silk.
The male lacewing of the Chrysopa oculata species has roughly 10,000 individual glands on its abdomen, which release its pheromone, an attractant.
Director of winery operations and viticulture Scott Welcher uses a variety of techniques to build good bug populations, from distributing lacewing eggs and predatory mites in the vineyard to planting attractive cover crops.
The armed youngsters risk their lives defending the colony against predatory insects, such as a lacewing larva.
Backyard wildlife, after all, includes gardeners' best friends-- lacewing larvae, which can consume 200 to 400 aphids before adulthood, birds that dine on all manner of garden bugs, and beneficial insects that go after pesty ones.
Researchers from the Swiss Federal Research Station for Agroecology and Agriculture found a two-thirds increase in mortality of green lacewing larvae that were fed either European corn borer or armyworm larvae raised on Novartis' Bt corn, as compared to lacewing larvae fed larva raised on non-transgenic corn (I-lillbeck et al.