Definition of lacewing in English:

lacewing

Syllabification: lace·wing
Pronunciation: /ˈlāsˌwiNG
 
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noun

  • A slender, delicate insect with large clear membranous wings. Both the adults and larvae are typically predators of aphids.
    • Several families in the order Neuroptera, in particular Chrysopidae (the green lacewings)
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    • That is why right now is one of the best times to begin releasing green lacewings into your garden.
    • To introduce green lacewings into a garden start early in the season as soon as pest insects are detected.
    • Natural predators such as ladybirds and lacewings love to eat aphids, but they can be scarce.

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