Scientific name Hemerobius
Higher classification Hemerobiidae
|Similar Insect, Hemerobiidae, Neuroptera, Hemerobius humulinus, Micromus|
Brown lacewing hemerobiidae hemerobius humulius on wall
Hemerobius is a genus of lacewings in the family Hemerobiidae. It is found throughout Europe and North America. Like most lacewings, both the larvae and adults are predatory, primarily eating acarines, scale insects, psyllids, aphids, thrips, and the eggs of lepidopterans and whiteflies.