Synonyms for hemerobius or Related words with hemerobius
Examples of "hemerobius"
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" in his "Natural History":
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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.
Other foliar-foraging predators that are present North American soybean fields that may play a role in suppression of soybean aphid populations include green lacewings ("Chrysoperla" spp.), brown lacewings ("
" spp.), damsel bugs ("Nabis" spp.), big eyed bugs ("Geocoris" spp.), spined soldier bugs ("Podisus maculiventris" (Say)), hover flies (Syrphidae spp.), and the aphid midge ("Aphidoletes aphidimyza" (Rondani)). Another group of predators that are present in soybean fields is ground beetles (Carabidae spp.); however, field experiments have shown limited to no impact from these predators on populations of soybean aphids due to the fact that ground beetles rarely scale soybean plants for prey. While parasitoids of the soybean aphid have a large impact on colonies in Asia—"Lysiphlebia japonica" (Ashmead) can have a soybean aphid parasitism rate as high as 52.6% in China—parasitoids are thought to exert only minimal pressure on soybean aphids in North America.
Hemerobiidae is a family of Neuropteran insects commonly known as brown lacewings, comprising about 500 species in 28 genera. Most are yellow to dark brown, but some species are green. They are small; most have forewings 4-10 mm long (some up to 18 mm). These insects differ from the somewhat similar Chrysopidae (green lacewings) not only by the usual coloring but also by the wing venation: hemerobiids differ from chrysopids in having numerous long veins (two or more radial sectors) and forked costal cross veins. Some genera ("
", "Micromus", "Notiobiella", "Sympherobius", "Wesmaelius") are widespread, but most are restricted to a single biogeographical realm. Some species have reduced wings to the degree that they are flightless. Imagines (adults) of subfamily Drepanepteryginae mimic dead leaves. Hemerobiid larvae are usually less hairy than chrysopid larvae.
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