brown lacewing

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Synonyms for brown lacewing

small dark-colored lacewing fly

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In 1984-1985, other common predators included the green lacewing, Chrysoperla rufilabris (Burmeister), the brown lacewings, Micromus posticus (Walker), and Hemerobius stigma (Stephens), the mirid, Deraeocorus nebulosus (Uhler), the reduviids, Zelus exsanguis (Stahl) and Sinea spinipes (Herrich-Schaeffer), the hover flies, Allograpta oblique (Say) and Mesograpta sp., the anthocorid, Orius insidious (Say), and spiders.
Other insects also attack vine mealybug, such as brown lacewings, minute pirate bugs and a species of lady beetle called the mealybug destroyer (Cryptolaemus montrouzieri).
Green lacewings, which are like tiny dragonflies with pale green transparent wings and brown lacewings, are prodigious eaters of aphids.
Some other foods occurring in low amounts are ants (Formicidae), moths (Lepidoptera), brown lacewings (Hemerobiidae), flies (Diptera) and caddisflies (Trichoptera).