aphid lion

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Synonyms for aphid lion

carnivorous larva of lacewing flies

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RUN NOT FLY: The lacewing, known as the aphid lion or stinkfly, need pollen and nectar for their flying, mating and egg-laying activities and daisies are popular with insects
Photo: Aphid lion (above), 1/3 inch long in actual size, eats an aphid.
Their larvae, known as aphid lions, are even more voracious.
Aphid lions (the larvae of the lacewing) have a hooked jaw that helps them dispatch huge numbers of aphids, caterpillars, mites and other pests.
The larvae, known as aphid lions and aphid wolves, feed on aphids, mealybugs, scale, thrips, mites, and other larvae and eggs.