Definition of Stink fly
1. Noun. Pale green unpleasant-smelling lacewing fly having carnivorous larvae.
Generic synonyms: Lacewing, Lacewing Fly
Group relationships: Chrysopidae, Family Chrysopidae
Specialized synonyms: Golden-eyed Fly, Goldeneye
Lexicographical Neighbors of Stink Fly
Literary usage of Stink fly
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Report and Transactions (1906)
"... C. septempunctata, Wesm., which most unjustly has given the name of stink-fly or corpse-fly to the whole of this beautiful genus, is equally common. ..."
2. The Entomologist's Monthly Magazine by Nathaniel Lloyd and Company (1864)
"... enables me to bear out my friend's statement that this creature is " especially entitled to the appellation of ' stink-fly." " The smell is really so ..."