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Chrysopa perla


chrysopid (plural chrysopids)

  1. (zoology) Any species of the green lacewing family Chrysopidae.
    • 1976, M. Mackauer, M. J. Way, 4: Myzus persicae Sulz., an aphid of world importance, V. L. Delucchi (editor), Studies in Biological Control, page 103,
      The method encouraged the chrysopids and coccinellids to lay eggs before or at the very beginning of the aphid build-up and thus prevented aphid populations from attaining damaging levels.
    • 2007, M. Campos, Chapter 28: Lacewings in Andalusian olive orchards, P. K. McEwen, T. R. New, A. E. Whittington (editors), Lacewings in the Crop Environment, page 492,
      However, numerous studies have been conducted on chrysopids, given that lacewing larvae are major oophagous predators of the olive moth (Montiel Bueno, 1981; Ramos et al., 1983a, b).
    • 2009, Jonathan G. Lundgren, Relationships of Natural Enemies and Non-prey Foods[1], page 30:
      Still, the most studied taxa within this order are the chrysopids, and most adult green lacewings are glucophagous to some degree.