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Definition of lacewing

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Definition as written by Terry:

The common name for one of several species of Chrylospera, beneficial insect with delicately veined wings. The adults and larvae feed on a variety of pests including mites, thrips and aphids. Lacewings are common in the garden, but if you need more, they can be ordered by mail from companies selling beneficial insects.

Definition as written by Xenomorf:


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Definition as written by shakemh:

A predatory insect that serves as a gardening helpmate by devouring a variety of bad insects.

Can be likened to the vengeful Greek goddess Nemesis.

Commonly found in most gardens when not, can usually be obtained from a bug farm.

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