green lacewing

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A green lacewing

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green lacewing (plural green lacewings)

  1. Any insect of the family Chrysopidae, a chrysopid.
    • 1995, Laurie Carlson, Green Thumbs: A Kid's Activity Guide to Indoor and Outdoor Gardening[1], page 55:
      Green lacewings eat red spiders, aphids, mealy bugs, thrips, scale, and more.
    • 1998, Whitney Cranshaw, Pests of the West: Prevention and Control for Today's Garden and Small Farm[2], page 24:
      Several species of green lacewings are native to this region, all general predators that feed on a wide variety of insect pests.
    • 2007, M. Canard, Natural Food and Feeding Habits of Lacewings, P. K. McEwen, T. R. New, A. E. Whittington (editors), Lacewings in the Crop Environment, page 120,
      Most adult green lacewings have a glycophagous diet.

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