aphid lion

noun

: any of several insect larvae (such as a lacewing or ladybug larva) that feed on aphids

called also aphis lion

Word History

First Known Use

1949, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of aphid lion was in 1949

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“Aphid lion.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/aphid%20lion. Accessed 5 Dec. 2022.

Kids Definition

aphid lion

noun

: any of several insect larvae (as a lacewing or ladybug larva) that feed on aphids
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