from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun 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.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun Same as
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun (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.
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- noun Any of several
gauzy- winged insectsof the familiesChrysopidae and Hemerobiidae.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun any of two families of insects with gauzy wings (Chrysopidae and Hemerobiidae); larvae feed on insect pests such as aphids
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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.
April 19th, 2010 at 11: 04 am mary lacewing says: anti-HCR group I meant.
February 20th, 2010 at 2: 16 pm mary lacewing says:
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”?
March 24th, 2010 at 5: 02 pm mary lacewing says: from a poster named ‘bobblue’ commenting on this story:
February 17th, 2010 at 5: 26 pm mary lacewing says: bizarrobrain (Sponsored by Tysons chicken in a tube!) says: mary lacewing,
April 19th, 2010 at 11: 11 am ralph the wonder llama, official spokesllama for the Llama Milk Council® says: mary lacewing says:
March 24th, 2010 at 5: 08 pm mary lacewing says: another poster said:
February 17th, 2010 at 2: 03 pm mary lacewing says: