aphid lion

noun

Definition of aphid lion

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

called also aphis lion

First Known Use of aphid lion

1949, in the meaning defined above

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“Aphid lion.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/aphid%20lion. Accessed 27 Jul. 2021.

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