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.