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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.
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(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
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any of several slender green neuropteran insects of the family Chrysopidae, with transparent wings.
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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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aphidimyza eggs from a mass attacked by lacewings and coccinellids was always high ([greater than]80%), except for lacewing adults (49%) (ANOVA, F = 11.7, df = 5, 84, P [less than] 0.0001, followed by LSD [least significant difference]).
Then you can guess where this lacewing got its name.
Lacewing larvae and adult ladybirds and larvae will feast on aphids, while solitary bees may also hibernate in a bug box.
The beneficial insects viz., coccinellid beetle (Coccinella septumpunctata [Linnaeus]), common green lacewing (Chrysoperla carnea [Stephens]), hover fly (Eupeodes confrater [Wiedemann]) and bigeyed bug (Geocoris ochropterus [Fieber]) were not so severely affected in the treated and control fields and no statistical differences noted in their densities.
The green lacewing, Chrysoperla externa Hagen (Neuroptera: Chrysopidae), is an important natural enemy of several pest species, because it is tolerant to some pesticides and is a voracious predator (Brettell 1982; Freitas 2001a; Rimoldi et al.
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".
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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.