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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“Hemerobius.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Hemerobius. Accessed 30 Oct. 2020.

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