American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Any of various insects of the superfamily Hemerobioidea, having four gauzy wings, threadlike antennae, and larvae that feed on insect pests such as aphids.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as lace-winged fly.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Zoöl.) Any one of several species of neuropterous insects of the genus Chrysopa and allied genera. They have delicate, lacelike wings and brilliant eyes. Their larvæ are useful in destroying aphids. Called also
lace-winged fly, and goldeneyed fly.
- n. any of two families of insects with gauzy wings (Chrysopidae and Hemerobiidae); larvae feed on insect pests such as aphids
- From lace + wing. (Wiktionary)
“I chose my insect name because the lacewing is a ‘good’ insect that feeds off the ‘bad’ insects.”
“May says she supposes the larva of the lacewing is a little monster like that of the corydalus.”
“March 24th, 2010 at 5: 08 pm mary lacewing says: another poster said:”
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“February 20th, 2010 at 2: 16 pm mary lacewing says:”
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“March 24th, 2010 at 5: 02 pm mary lacewing says: from a poster named ‘bobblue’ commenting on this story:”
“April 19th, 2010 at 11: 04 am mary lacewing says: anti-HCR group I meant.”
“January 13th, 2010 at 1: 08 pm mary lacewing says: jwest – at the risk of completely wasting my time, may I ask you how “Perhaps the most stimulative thing they can do right now is take a two year recess or something,” (or something?! what a twit) is substantively different than “suspending congress for two years”?”
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