Definition of Aphid lion
1. Noun. Carnivorous larva of lacewing flies.
Group relationships: Chrysopidae, Family Chrysopidae, Family Hemerobiidae, Hemerobiidae
Generic synonyms: Larva
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Literary usage of Aphid lion
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1. The Scientific Monthly by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1922)
"Now with ladybird beetle, aphid-lion, syrphid maggot, fungus and insectivorous bird (in so far as vouchsafed) in combination against them in a single season ..."
2. 57 Ways to Protect Your Home Environment (& Yourself) by Rick Weinzierl (1999)
"... lady beetle Larva Ground beetle Indicates actual size of adult insect Common damsel bug Adult Actual size: about 3 to 4 inches Larva ("aphid lion") Pupa ..."
3. 50 Ways Farmers Can Protect Their Groundwater by Michael C. Hirschi, F. William Simmons, Doug Peterson, Ed Giles (1998)
"Beneficial insects Convergent lady beetle Larva Pupa Common green lacewing Egg Larva ("aphid lion") Adult spined soldier bug, feeding on a Mexican bean ..."
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