Definition of Hemerobius
: a genus (the type of the family Hemerobiidae) of small usually dark-colored lacewings with wings mottled with smoky brown — compare aphis lion
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Origin and Etymology of hemerobius
New Latin, from Greek hēmerobios living for a day, from hēmero- + -bios (from bios mode of life)
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