- The larva of any of several insects of the family Chrysopidae, such as the lacewing, that feed on aphids.
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homopteran — /heuh mop teuhr euhn, hoh /, adj. 1. homopterous. n. 2. a homopterous insect. [1835 45; see HOMOPTEROUS, AN] * * * ▪ insect order Introduction any of more than 32,000 species of sucking insects, the members of which exhibit considerable… … Universalium
lacewing — /lays wing /, n. 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. [1850 55; LACE + WING] * * * Any of… … Universalium