- any of several insects of the family Chrysopidae, having delicate, lacelike wings and golden or copper-colored eyes, the larvae of which are predaceous on aphids and other small insects.
Origin of lacewing
Examples from the Web for lacewing
Historical Examples of lacewing
May says she supposes the larva of the lacewing is a little monster like that of the corydalus.
It helps us get rid of the aphids, and we should never kill a lacewing or a child of the lacewing.
Between thirty and forty species of lacewing flies are known to occur in our own country.
You see it looks a little like the lacewing larva, and it, too, belongs to the Neuroptera.
- any of various neuropterous insects, esp any of the families Chrysopidae (green lacewings) and Hemerobiidae (brown lacewings), having lacy wings and preying on aphids and similar pests