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Lacewing-Fly

LACEWING-FLY, the name given to neuropterous insects of the families Hemerobiidae and Chrysopidae, related to the antlions, scorpion-flies, etc., with long filiform antennae, longish bodies and two pairs of large similar richly veined wings. The larvae are short grubs beset with hair-tufts and tubercles. They feed upon Aphidae or " green fly " and cover themselves with the emptied skins of their prey. Lacewing-flies of the genus Chrysopa are commonly called golden-eye flies.

Note - this article incorporates content from Encyclopaedia Britannica, Eleventh Edition, (1910-1911)

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