Hemerobius

noun
Hem·​er·​o·​bi·​us | \ ˌheməˈrōbēəs\

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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History and Etymology for Hemerobius

New Latin, from Greek hēmerobios living for a day, from hēmero- + -bios (from bios mode of life)

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