Definition of Stink fly

1. Noun. Pale green unpleasant-smelling lacewing fly having carnivorous larvae.

Exact synonyms: Chrysopid, Green Lacewing
Generic synonyms: Lacewing, Lacewing Fly
Group relationships: Chrysopidae, Family Chrysopidae
Specialized synonyms: Golden-eyed Fly, Goldeneye



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Stink Fly

stingrays
stings
stingy
stink
stink-bomb
stink-cat
stink-cats
stink badger
stink badgers
stink bell
stink bomb
stink bombs
stink bug
stink bugs
stink eye
stink fly (current term)
stink on ice
stink out
stink up
stinka
stinkard
stinkards
stinkas
stinkbag
stinkbags
stinkbait
stinkball
stinkbird
stinkbirds

Literary usage of Stink fly

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1. Report and Transactions (1906)
"... C. septempunctata, Wesm., which most unjustly has given the name of stink-fly or corpse-fly to the whole of this beautiful genus, is equally common. ..."

2. The Entomologist's Monthly Magazine by Nathaniel Lloyd and Company (1864)
"... enables me to bear out my friend's statement that this creature is " especially entitled to the appellation of ' stink-fly." " The smell is really so ..."

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